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.
The Pittsburgh Zoo has reopened two days after a toddler was mauled after falling into an exhibit with wild dogs. There are somber reminders of the tragedy throughout the zoo.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium reopens its doors Tuesday morning for the first time since late Sunday morning when a 2-year-old boy fell into an animal exhibit and was mauled by a wild pack of dogs.
Friends of Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died after falling into the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, say they want people to have more compassion regarding what happened at the zoo on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was inspected over the summer and accredited by a national organization in September. But inspectors will now be back, in light of the accident that left a little boy dead over the weekend. It’s a step that’s required. Meanwhile, zoo officials are considering the future of the exhibit.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium officials gave an update Monday afternoon following a tragic incident on Sunday that resulted in a little boy losing his life.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by popular Zookeeper and Director of the Columbus Zoo Jack Hanna.
A child was mauled to death at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Sunday morning after falling into an enclosure. The investigation into the toddler’s death continued Monday and witnesses describe it as a terrifying and chaotic scene.
A child was mauled to death at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this morning after falling into an enclosure.
Here are some facts from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium about African painted dogs.
The escape of several rare African Painted Dogs from their main exhibit area temporarily shut down the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Saturday morning.
Just because the temperatures are getting colder doesn’t mean a trip to the zoo is out! With the only exceptions being Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is open every day. With more visitors to contend with in the summer months, you’re likely to get more out of your visit during the fall and winter months! And the animals are usually more active in the cooler weather as well!