Pittsburgh Zoo Tragedy
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.
For those who were also at the African Painted Dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Sunday, the death of a 2-year-old boy was an unimaginable sight. One they will never forget.
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.
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