Leopard attacks girl in Malaysian zoo: report
A leopard at Malaysia's national zoo attacks a five-year-old girl leaving her needing plastic surgery.world Updated: Dec 24, 2007 09:40 IST
A leopard at Malaysia's national zoo attacked a five-year-old girl leaving her needing plastic surgery, a report said on Monday.
The girl was hospitalised for scratches and cuts to her back, neck and mouth after the leopard grabbed the collar of her dress, The Star newspaper reported.
Her parents said she would need plastic surgery following the attack, the first such incident at the zoo, according to the report.
Officials are probing the weekend incident. The leopard's enclosure is barricaded with a cable fence supposed to keep visitors about one metre away.
"I will meet the parents to find out exactly how it happened," zoo director Mohamad Ngah was quoted saying in the paper.
He said the zoo would not offer compensation for the girl's injuries, adding the park could take legal action against the girl's parents for allowing her to cross the barrier.