Boy, 3, attacked by lynx at zoo exhibit

September 29, 2009 10:08:36 AM PDT
A Norman, Okla., zoo has put up a new, solid fence in front of an exhibit after a 3-year-old boy was clawed by a 45-pound European lynx. Little River Zoo director Janet Schmid said Tuesday the boy was looking at swans on Monday when he followed his sister, went through a rope barrier, over a low retaining wall and up to the cat's fence.

The child suffered superficial wounds to the head, but wasn't seriously injured.

Schmid says the cat has been placed in an inside enclosure, and a solid fence has been built to keep the public away from the outside area.

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