Baby attacked by lemur at Jackson County petting zoo, father suggests

A toddler in Jackson County is recovering immediately after the boy’s father stated a lemur attacked him at a petting zoo, sending him to the hospital.

Ronald Carroll, the boy’s father, wishes Fifty percent Moon Petting Zoo held accountable for his 17-thirty day period-old’s injuries. 

“He was searching at the lemurs, he was thrilled, he was satisfied, they have been jumping all-around, and the operator experienced informed us that, ‘If you want to go inside of with the lemurs then you can go inside of,’” Carroll stated. 

Carroll said he did just that while holding his son, Lawrence. 


“The lemur jumps on my son’s head, starts attacking him, I explain to the proprietor to allow me out, and he opens the door up, and then I appeared down and there’s just blood gushing out of my child’s head,” Carroll mentioned. 

Ronald Carroll, who stated his son was attacked by lemurs, needs 50 percent Moon Petting Zoo held accountable for his 17-thirty day period-old’s accidents. 

The boy was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. It really is unclear if the harm was from a chunk or a scratch.

A pediatrician informed Carroll the boy’s chance of sickness is possible very low. Lawrence is having antibiotics. Carroll reported he was apprehensive his son could possibly have contracted an infection.

“All by means of the weekend, me and my spouse had been worried sick, no one particular has gotten the animals,” Carroll explained. “No one particular has tested the animals. Or questioning has my son has rabies does he have some other sickness.”

50 % Moon Petting Zoo Proprietor Marek Alpold reported he observed the total incident.  

They can chunk if they want to, but they’ve hardly ever bit anyone,” Alpold explained.

He reported it is the lemurs’ mother nature to jump on people today within the cage. 

The lemurs jumped on him like they jumped on you, and he backed away, he was terrified,” Alpold said. “I explained to him to just take the child on the hand simply because they will jump. He said, ‘We know, we know.’” 

The Ga Division of All-natural Methods claimed the toddler ought to in no way have been allowed in the cage. Carroll said he couldn’t arrive at anyone from the DNR until finally Monday. 

FOX 5 Atlanta’s Rob DiRienzo asked the petting zoo operator if he thinks it can be harmless for a boy or girl to be close to a lemur.

Now I really don’t think so,” he responded. 

Point out wildlife officers verified with FOX 5 Atlanta that they are investigating. They have been expected to come out to the residence on Monday to chat with the owner. 

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