If my toddler was attacked by a free roaming peacock at our public zoo, is there anything I can do?

My toddler son was attacked by a peacock at a public zoo in front of a zookeeper. The peacock jumpe on his back taking him to the ground clawing and pecking him leaving cuts and now a mental scar for life. I reported it and they only gave me free passes and I have tried to follow up to see what else theyay have planned. The peacock was being lead into the children’s playground area by a zookeeper wen this happened. Is there anything I can do?

Asked on July 18, 2012 under Personal Injury, Arizona


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The question of whether you can succeed with a claim against the zoo hinges on whether there is any evidence that the zoo was negligent.  Is there any history of this peacock attacking other people/children or was this an isolated incident?  If this peacock has done this sort of thing before, then the zookeeper may have been negligent in leading the bird through a public area.

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