- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock police report says the father and grandfather of a child who fell into a jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo reported only seeing the child’s feet going over the rail.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital said the child was in critical condition after falling into the exhibit about 11 a.m. Friday. Hospital spokesman Dan McFadden said in a news release the child’s guardian asked that the child’s name and other information not be released, although police report says the child is 3.

The report says the father and grandfather threw items at the animals until zoo staff arrived and used a fire extinguisher to keep the jaguars away from the child, who was eventually pulled to safety by a zoo employee after a ladder was lowered into the exhibit.

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