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Boy Mauled at Zoo Lunged Forward: Witnesses

Maddox Derkosh's mother won't be charged in 'tragic accident'

(Newser) - The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into an exhibit of wild African dogs won't be prosecuted, but authorities are still investigating the zoo for possible criminal negligence. The district attorney said yesterday that Maddox Derkosh's death at the Pittsburgh Zoo was... More »

Dogs That Killed Boy, 2, Featured in Zoo Calendar

Pittsburgh Zoo 'wrestled' with issue, ultimately decided to send calendars

(Newser) - Just weeks after 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh was buried after being mauled by African Painted Dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo, the zoo sent out 2013 calendars to supporters featuring pictures of the very animals that killed him. "We wrestled with that one quite a bit," says the zoo president,... More »

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