2-Year-Old Mauled By Painted Dogs in Zoo Exhibit

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(KTVI) – A 2-year-old was killed in a horrible accident at a Pittsburgh zoo. The child died after being mauled by a pack of African Painted dogs at an exhibit.

As soon as the child tumbled about 11 feet into the pit, the pack of dogs then pounced on the child and mauled him. Zookeepers were able to call off seven of the dogs. Three more were eventually drawn away from the boy, but the last dog wouldn’t come and police had to shoot him.

It is not clear whether the boy died from the fall or the attack.