Rabat - The Rabat Zoo has denied responsibility for a young girl’s death on Tuesday after an elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure that struck her on the head.
Rabat – The Rabat Zoo has denied responsibility for a young girl’s death on Tuesday after an elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure that struck her on the head.
The official statement from the zoo today noted that the elephant enclosure met all international standards. It asserted: “Accidents of this type are rare, unforeseeable, and unusual. Accidents of this nature happened in international zoos, most recently in Disney World Orlando and the Cincinnati Zoo in the United States.”
A video posted by Jadid24/7 depicts the girl receiving medical care from passerby and a man who appears to be in uniform. However, the commentator of the video notes that the accident had occurred over five minutes ago and an ambulance had still not arrived.
A commenter on the video expressed his outrage at the zoo’s handling of the case. “Primarily responsible for this tragedy is the director of the Rabat Zoo. How is it possible that the place receives a large number of visitors but there is no ambulance station?” Others on social media have noted the delayed arrival of the ambulance, calling upon the zoo to take responsibility for the death of the girl.
The zoo offered its condolences to the family.