Review Ordered of Little Rock Zoo Jaguar Exhibit After Accident

Oct 13, 2014

The Little Rock Zoo

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore says the Little Rock Zoo's "Big Cat" exhibit will be closed during an internal review that comes after a child fell into the exhibit containing jaguars.

Moore said in a news release Monday that assistant City Manager James Jones will lead an internal review of the exhibit and the Zoo's emergency response procedures. Moore said the review is expected to be complete within two weeks.

The child fell into the exhibit Friday and was in stable condition at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The child's name has not been released.

Zoo employees used fire extinguishers to keep the jaguars at bay until a ladder was brought and an employee rescued the child.