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Fatal Mauling of Child at Pittsburg Zoo
- November 4th, 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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A little boy was mauled to death today after falling into the African painted dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.
I feel so sorry for this child. I don't understand how a 3 year old feel over a 4 ft tall safety rail. Maybe I'm being too critical but wasn't his mother watching him, was he climbing on the fence when her back was turned?
I know they had to shoot one of the dogs, but I believe the rest are going to be left unharmed, and I sure hope so since they can't help their natural instinct and the fact that people will ignore the signs stating not to stand on the rails and such.
What a sad end to what should have been a happy day.
I can't wait for the people who will **** and protest that they all need to be put down because they're dangerous. No **** they're dangerous, that's why they're in a ****ing caged area where YOU AREN'T SUPPOSE TO GO.
I don't look for the dogs to be killed. They are an endangered species.
I feel bad for the kid and the mom. The mom is dumb and reckless though...can't let that happen.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened, do people ever learn.
African painted dogs that mauled child at Pittsburgh zoo will not be euthanized, CEO says - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The African painted dogs that mauled to death a child at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Sunday will not be euthanized, remaining instead in quarantine
The boy fell from an observation area and was small enough that he bounced twice on protective netting before falling into the exhibit. An Allegheny County medical examiner's review found that the boy was not fatally injured in the fall.
There are more pictures of the exhibit. There is also a video from the press release that explains what happened. Explains also about the painted dogs being an endangered species and that the one dog who was shot was not even near the child when shot.
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