While the world freaked out over a gorilla this week, 1,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean.

On Saturday, a gorilla was shot to death when a little boy fell into its enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo.

There has been uproar over the decision – made quickly – over what to do to protect the child’s life after the endangered lowland silver back grabbed him, but the zoo has stuck by its response in the “life threatening situation”.

A criminal investigation has been opened, the child’s mother has received racist abuse and death threats over her ‘negligence’ that led to the animal’s death, tributes for the gorilla are pouring in and a petition calling on “Justice for Harambe” has been signed by more than 400,000 people.
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Meanwhile, last week saw a spike in shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean. Up to 1,000 people are now estimated to have died trying to make the dangerous crossing to Europe.

A rescuer with German charity Sea-Watch was pictured cradling a dead baby in his arms as if she was sleeping on Friday.

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Reuters, Indy100