2-Year-Old Injured After Falling Into Cheetah Exhibit
A two-year-old boy is in stable condition after he fell into the cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday afternoon.
According to zoo officials, the mother was dangling the boy over the pit when he slipped from her grasp and fell about 10 feet into the pit.
The boy's parents quickly retrieved him and pulled him to safety, officials said. The cheetahs never approached the boy or his parents.
The toddler suffered a minor leg injury in the fall and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center to be treated.
"Unfortunately, we have a number of eyewitness' accounts that point to the strong likelihood that the child was dangled over the rail," Dr. Christopher Kuhar, executive director of the zoo, said.
Cleveland Metroparks plans to press child endangering charges against the parents on Monday.
"You think, 'Oh my gosh, he must have bite wounds all over him,'" Anna Kooiman said on "Fox and Friends Weekend." "No, it was because his parents dangled him over and he dropped and fell down on his leg. Are you kidding me? It could have ended a whole lot worse than this."
Tucker Carlson agreed the incident is terrible, but tried to look on the bright side.
"The kid survived this. Life is long. It's hard. This child, for the rest of his life, can say, 'No matter what happens, I survived being dropped into a cheetah tank.' That's a huge advantage in later life," Carlson said.
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