Court Papers Say There Were Concerns About Zoo's African Painted Dogs ExhibitA 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.
Report: Zoo Attorneys Say Mother Was At Fault For Son's Mauling DeathAttorneys 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.
Parents Sue Pittsburgh Zoo Over Mauling DeathThe 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.
Pittsburgh Zoo Giving Away Painted Dogs In Wake Of TragedyThe 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.
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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.
Zoo To Make Changes After Boy's DeathThe 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.
Zoo Exhibit Platform To Be RemovedThe district attorney visited the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium today, as part of his investigation following the death of Maddox Derkosh last month.
Former Zoo Employee Weighs In On TragedyA 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.
D.A. Will Not File Charges Against Mother In Zoo TragedyThe 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.
Mauling Victim’s Grandfather Says Family Is Coping Day By DayIt'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.