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Pittsburgh Zoo Tragedy

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Parents Settle Pittsburgh Zoo Lawsuit In Mauling Death

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit have settled their lawsuit against the Pittsburgh zoo.

06/02/2014

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Zoo Reaches Settlement With USDA Over Boy’s Death

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will pay the U.S. Department of Agriculture $4,550 as part of a settlement over an investigation into the death of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into an exhibit of wild African dogs.

02/13/2014

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Parents Of Boy Who Died At Zoo Giving Back To Other Kids This Holiday Season

Liz and Jason Derkosh know something about loss. It’s been more than a year since they lost their son, Maddox, in a tragic accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

12/20/2013

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D.A. Looking Into Court Papers Addressing Safety Concerns At Pittsburgh Zoo

The District Attorney’s office says it’s now looking into warnings about the safety of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s African painted dogs exhibit.

10/25/2013

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Court Papers Say There Were Concerns About 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.

10/24/2013

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Report: Zoo Attorneys Say Mother Was At Fault For Son’s Mauling Death

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.

09/11/2013

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Parents Sue Pittsburgh Zoo Over Mauling Death

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.

05/23/2013

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Pittsburgh Zoo Giving Away Painted Dogs In Wake Of Tragedy

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.

04/10/2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Top News Stories Of 2012

Here is a list of the top Pittsburgh news stories of 2012 according to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

12/30/2012

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Derkosh Family Gives Trucks To “Tree Of Hope”

Hundreds of children gathered together Friday night to remember the little boy killed at the Pittsburgh zoo.

12/22/2012

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Zoo To Make Changes After Boy’s Death

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.

12/06/2012

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Zoo Exhibit Platform To Be Removed

The district attorney visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium today, as part of his investigation following the death of Maddox Derkosh last month.

12/06/2012

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Former Zoo Employee Weighs In On Tragedy

A former Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium employee who has been interviewed by police in this month’s deadly accident at the African Painted Dog exhibit is speaking out about safety.

11/28/2012

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D.A. Will Not File Charges Against Mother In Zoo Tragedy

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.

11/28/2012

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Mauling Victim’s Grandfather Says Family Is Coping Day By Day

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.

11/26/2012

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