City Recommends More Warning Signs After Accident At LR Zoo

Nov 3, 2014

The Little Rock Zoo
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Officials are recommending that more warning signs be placed throughout the Little Rock Zoo after a 3-year-old boy fell into the jaguar exhibit and was seriously injured.

The city of Little Rock released its investigative report Monday into last month's incident. The review says that proper emergency procedures were followed in the case and that the jaguar exhibit complies with regulations.

Zoo employees used fire extinguishers to frighten away the jaguars until a ladder was brought and an employee rescued the child. The boy has since been released from the hospital.

The city's review says more signs should be posted reminding zoo visitors to remain behind all barriers. The report also calls for signs listing a phone number to reach zoo staff members in the event of an emergency.