Minn. zoos re-examine safety measures after mauling death of child in Pa.

Officials with the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo are re-examining safety measures following the mauling death of a 2-year-old child in Pittsburgh Sunday. Medical examiners concluded that the toddler was mauled to death after tumbling 14 feet down into the exhibit of African painted dogs.
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Officials with the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo are re-examining safety measures following the mauling death of a 2-year-old child in Pittsburgh Sunday, KMSP-TV reported.

Medical examiners concluded that the toddler was mauled to death after tumbling into an exhibit of African painted dogs. The child fell 14 feet into the exhibit after his mother reportedly lifted him up on the railing.

Both the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo have responded to incidents in the past where children were injured by getting too close to animals in exhibits.

See the KMSP report on the local zoos' reactions to the Pittsburgh tragedy below.

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