PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.
The zoo said Thursday the settlement isn’t an admission of liability.READ MORE: Giant Eagle To Reinstitute Mask Requirements For Employees, Will Request Customers To Wear Masks Inside Stores
It did not release any other details.
The settlement is not connected to the lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents.
Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh are seeking unspecified damages in the Nov. 2012 death of their son, Maddox.READ MORE: PROSPR Now: Pine Richland Volunteer Parent Group Calls District's Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Into Question
The boy fell over a wooden railing after his mother lifted him up to get a better look at the dogs.
The zoo has moved the dogs to other zoos and now houses cheetahs in the exhibit.Police Investigating Deadly Late Night Shooting In Homewood
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