The zoo should consider a small child's view
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I visited the Pittsburgh zoo the day before the tragic accident ("Boy, 2, Dies in Zoo Mauling," Nov. 5). I was with three of my grandchildren.
I noticed that many exhibits are difficult to see from a child's level. The wild dog exhibit has the supports for the railing from the ground level up to the railing. The supports somewhat block a good view. I also noticed that from the railing down, some exhibits have glass or plexiglass from the ground to the railing. At these exhibits, I got down to the child's level to see what they could see. In many cases the view was not good or the glass was cloudy, making it difficult to see.
In fact after seeing how bad the view was, I lifted my grandson up to see the animals (not easy when you are 64 and have a bad back).
I would like to highly suggest that all exhibits be reviewed from a small child's viewpoint and corrections be made accordingly.
Hopefully, this will prevent future tragedies of this type.
First Published November 7, 2012 12:00 am