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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C
Internal Review

Dublin Zoo examining incident where boy was seen inside rhino enclosure

Photographs of the incident were shared on Twitter.

DUBLIN ZOO HAS launched an internal review after a young boy was photographed standing inside a rhino enclosure.

Photographs of the incident were widely shared on Twitter.

rhino enclosure Ciarán Ferrie, via Twitter Ciarán Ferrie, via Twitter

In another photo, taken behind the pair, the man is seen holding the arm of the young boy as he stands on rocks just inside the fence that separates visitors from the rhinos.

A spokesperson for Dublin Zoo said that the incident “is currently being reviewed internally”.

In 2014, a tapir attacked a toddler in the zoo during a supervised visit to its enclosure. The young girl was left with deep cuts on her arm and stomach.

In 2006, a woman was bitten by a Siberian tiger at the zoo after climbing into an enclosure and putting her hand through a mesh wire fence.

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