A mother's attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell into the exhibit and was killed by a pack of the animals as relatives and bystanders looked on. (Nov. 5)
The attack happened at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday after the mother picked the child up and put him on top of a railing at the edge of a viewing deck. "Almost immediately after that he lost his balance, fell down off the railing into the pit, and he was immediately attacked by 11 dogs," Kraus said. "It was very horrific."
I would have probably jumped if it were my child
Originally posted by elevatedone
Wonder when the law suit gets filed against the Zoo and the City?
Originally posted by HandyDandy
I even made the joke when we were there...."the dingo ate your baby" (from Sienfeld). It's not as funny now though. Poor little guy.
Originally posted by antar
An autopsy is planned? So there was enough of the child left for that? I dont know, I would have probably jumped if it were my child. Bless that family and the poor onlookers. What a horrible tragedy.
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by TheMaverick
Totally agree about the mother TheMaverick.
This is a horrible tragedy and the poor child must have been absolutely terrified and in absolute agony throughout the attack. What was the mother thinking? If lifting the child onto a railing, surely she didn't let go and let him stand by himself? If so, that is completely irresponsible and she is directly responsible.
Plus, i hate to say it, but if family members were there, why did none dive in? Surely your first instinct is to protect your child and sod the consequences? I know mine is.