Toddler in Stable Condition After Falling in Jaguar Exhibit
UPDATE 4:13 PM: The 3-year-old boy who fell into a jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas has been upgraded from critical to stable condition and is expected to improve.
The toddler reportedly suffered a skull fracture, cuts to the scalp and puncture wounds after falling approximately 10 feet from the railing into the enclosure and coming into contact with two jaguars.
Dan McFadden, Director of Communications at Arkansas Children's Hospital, released the following statement:
"Yesterday, a child was transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a fall at the Little Rock Zoo. The child’s condition has been upgraded to stable and is expected to improve. We respect the wishes of the child’s guardian who asked that the child’s name and any additional information not be shared at this time. Thank you for respecting the privacy of this family.”
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Zookeepers were forced to use fire extinguishers to scare the big cats away from the boy.
In the chilling 911 call, a woman tells the dispatcher, “Hi. We have a child, I’m at the Little Rock Zoo, and we have a child fallen in the jaguar exhibit. We need an ambulance … It’s not good.”
One local station reported that the boy fell after his grandfather sat him on the railing.
Watch the shocking clip from Fox and Friends Weekend above.