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Zoo: Wild dogs killed boy, 2, who fell in exhibit

Associated Press Published: November 5, 2012
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The African painted dogs are about as big as medium-sized domestic dogs, about 37 to 80 pounds, according to the zoo. They have large, rounded ears and dark brown circles around their eyes and are considered endangered.

The attack happened in a 1.5-acre exhibit called the Painted Dog Bush Camp that's part of a larger open area where elephants, lions and other animals can be seen. Visitors walk onto a deck that is glassed on the sides, but open in front where the roughly four-foot railing is located.

The zoo was immediately closed after the accident but was expected to reopen Tuesday.