2-year-old boy killed at Pittsburgh zoo exhibit
BY AP Wire Service
Monday, November 05, 2012
11/05/12 at 6:06 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to view a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the child and mauled him, police said.
It was not clear whether the boy died from the fall into the wild dog exhibit area or from the attack, said Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Zoo officials at first estimated the boy fell 14 feet, but police said it was 11.
The zoo was immediately closed; it was not clear when it would be reopened, authorities said.
Authorities didn't immediately release the name of the boy or his mother.
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