If you didn't hear about this story, you can read about it here.
What makes the story even worse is that the exhibit was for African wild dogs, which are endangered. I actually saw these dogs for the first time this past summer during my time at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They are beautiful animals and remind me a lot of one of my own dogs, Cali. They are pack animals and hunt just like wild animals would do in, well, Africa. I watched the dogs get fed at the zoo and they tore up turkey legs like it was nothing - sort of like watching hyenas eat.
Once the child fell into their exhibit, the dogs instinctively saw the boy as prey, attacked him and ripped him up just like he was normal food to them. The zoo keepers did everything they could to get the dogs off of the little boy, however, one dog just wouldn't let go. Instead of tranquilizing the dog or just letting him do what he naturally does, they shot and killed the dog - an ENDANGERED animal! Isn't that illegal?
|African painted dog|
Lord save us all if this woman reproduces again and creates another life! And please, for the love of all animals, do NOT let this woman back into another zoo.