Pittsburgh Zoo's 2013 Calendar Features Painted Dogs Which Mauled Two Year Old Boy
Maddox Derkosh was killed when he fell from a railing above the Painted Dogs exhibit.
Less than a month after 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall Borough was mauled to death at the Pittsburgh Zoo, news has surfaced that the zoo's 2013 calendar features African painted dogs, the same species that killed the boy in early November.
Zoo officials say that the calendars featuring the dogs had already been printed and made available to patrons before Derkosh's death, according to the Huffington Post.
Maddox was visiting the zoo with his mother on Nov. 4 when he fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of the dogs' exhibit, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
Pittsburgh police said that the child lost his balance after his mother lifted him in a standing position onto the 4-foot-high wooden railing that overlooks the enclosure.
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