On Saturday, April 11, a two year-old-boy fell into the Cheetah Exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ).
Although the incident didn’t last for very long the child was injured from the fall, but was unharmed by the animals.
According to CMZ, the toddler was quickly retrieved by his parents and transported to MetroHealth Medical Center by Cleveland EMS for an apparent leg injury.
Eyewitness accounts indicate that the child was held over the railing by his parents before he was dropped.
Zoo staff report that the cheetahs did not make any attempt to interact with the child or his parents.
Cleveland Metroparks has served a summons and on Monday, plans to file charges for child endangering, a misdemeanor in the first degree.