Child falls into jaguar exhibit at Little Rock Zoo

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A child fell into the jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas Friday morning.

KARK-TV reported that the child’s grandfather put the 3-year-old on a railing and the child fell into the exhibit.

A statement from the City of Little Rock said that zoo employees used a fire extinguisher to, “keep the cats away from the child. Zoo staff are trained to use fire extinguishers to safely overwhelm potentially dangerous animals if an incident like this were to occur.”

A zoo employee entered the exhibit using a ladder, and pulled the child out.

The zoo was reportedly placed on lock down, but is now open.

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