The District Attorney’s office says it’s now looking into warnings about the safety of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s African painted dogs exhibit.
A Pittsburgh Zoo safety committee had concerns about a wild African dogs exhibit but the zoo didn’t make any changes before a 2-year-old boy fell into the pen last year and was mauled to death by the animals, his parents’ lawyers say in court filings that cite committee meeting minutes.
Attorneys for the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are blaming the mother of the child who was mauled to death by a pack of African Painted dogs.
The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit last fall have sued the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, claiming officials had ample warning that parents routinely lifted children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so they could see better.
The African Painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo have not been on display since a tragic accident that resulted in a child being mauled to death in November.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is removing the observation deck from the African Painted Dogs exhibit following the tragedy last month that left a 2-year-old boy dead.
The district attorney visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium today, as part of his investigation following the death of Maddox Derkosh last month.
The Allegheny County District Attorney said he will not pursue criminal charges against a woman whose son was killed at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium earlier this month. However, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said he is investigating possible criminal negligence against the Zoo.
The Pittsburgh Zoo is featuring the animals that fatally mauled a 2-year-old boy earlier this year on the March page of its 2013 calendar.
It’s been three weeks since the death of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, the little boy who fell into the African Painted Dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The city has watched and grieved with the family, but hasn’t heard from the family until now.
There was an outpouring of support for a local family who buried their 2-year-old son after an unfortunate accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium last weekend. The funeral service for little Maddox Derkosh was held at St. Bernard Church in Mount Lebanon around 10 a.m. Friday.
There is an outpouring of support for the family of the little boy who was killed after falling into an animal exhibit over the weekend at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
The Mayor of Pittsburgh is calling for changes at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium following the mauling death of a young boy over the weekend when he fell into an exhibit.
The parents of Maddox Derkosh, who died at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium after falling into the African painted dogs exhibit, are asking friends and family to donate toy trucks for charity.
The zoo reopened to the public Tuesday, but the area where 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh fell into the African painted dogs exhibit has been cordoned off and the dogs are in quarantine for 30 days.