Greeson: Harambe's death was tragic - and the right decision

Jay Greeson

Ron Magill has become somewhat of a national zoo celebrity.

As a wildlife expert and the communications director of the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, he has appeared on regional and national TV and radio programs through the years. He also has a long list of award-winning documentaries and a distinguished career loving, caring for and protecting animals of all walks of life.

A decade ago, Magill received the Wildlife Ambassador Award for his efforts on wildlife preservation.

Dude is a bona fide animal lover, no?

Well, in the aftermath of the shooting death of Harambe, the 450-pound gorilla who was shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy fell into the animal's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend, Magill's words rang especially true.

"It was devastating. At the end of the day the Cincinnati Zoo made the correct decision, and I stand behind it 100 percent," Magill said this week on the Dan LeBatard Show, which can be heard on ESPN 105.1