Weird News

Two-year-old Boy Dies in Pittsburgh Zoo; Mauled by African Dogs
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Sunday, a two-year-old boy was put on top of a railing by his mother to watch a pack of African painted dogs at the Pittsburgh zoo, as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The boy fell into the enclosure from a height of 11-14 feet and the wild dogs immediately pounced on the child and mauled him. Upon arrival of the police, the boy was found dead.

Barbara Baker, president and chief executive of the Pittsburgh zoo said it was still not clear whether the boy died from the attack of the pack of wild dogs or from the fall. The incident occurred at about 11:48 a.m. According to the police, the boy was immediately attacked after falling into the enclosure.

Pittsburgh police Major Crimes Lt. Kevin Kraus said that the boy’s mother had put the child in a standing position on the railing when he lost balance. “Almost immediately after that he lost his balance, fell down off the railing into the actual pit and he was immediately attacked by 11 dogs,” said Kraus.

  
What
Where


Though zoo officers came running to help and zookeepers were able to call off seven of the dogs, but four stayed on. While three remaining dogs moved off from the boy, the last wild dog was aggressive and the police had to shoot it.

The authorities have not released the identities of the boy and the mother, but it is known that the woman is 34-year-old and lives in Pleasant Hills, outside Pittsburgh. The boy’s father arrived on the scene as soon as he was notified.

The president of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium said that wild African painted dogs hunt in packs in the wild, and during the attack they exhibited their “pack mentality.” Though zookeepers kept shooting darts at them, the dogs couldn’t be stopped.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business

USA-VA-McLean

McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney with 4+ years of experience

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks commercial litigation attorney with 4+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Associate (Junior to Mid-Level) - Medical Malpractice - Garden City, NY

USA-NY-Garden City

Defense firm seeking junior to mid-level associate for Garden City office to fill Medical Malpractic...

Apply now

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed

USA-NY-Bohemia

Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Employment

USA-CA-Fresno

Lang, Richert & Patch a Fresno area AV-rated law firm located in the highly desirable Fig Garden Fin...

Apply now

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

USA-TX-Houston

INSURANCE DEFENSE / TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION Law firm located in North Houston seeking an associ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top