Zoo officials in Cleveland are considering pushing for child endangerment charges against the parents of a 2-year-old boy who fell into a cheetah exhibit.
The boy suffered leg injuries after dropping 10-12 feet into the Cleveland Metropark Zoo’s cheetah exhibit on Saturday afternoon.
“Unfortunately, we have a number of eyewitness accounts that point to the strong likelihood that the child was dangled over the rail,” Dr. Christopher Kuhar, executive director of the zoo, told CNN affiliate WEWS.
Kuhar says the child’s parents quickly went into the exhibit after the fall happened and that the cheetahs made no attempt to interact with the child or his parents.
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