Elephant throws rock and kills 7-year-old girl trying to take a picture at zooBy Mason White 7:00 AM August 2, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young girl has died while visiting a zoo with her family, according to police in Morocco.
Rabat police said that the 7-year-old girl was at the Rabat Zoo with her family when an elephant threw a rock at her.
The rock hit the girl’s head, and she began bleeding. She was taken to a hospital, where she was declared dead.
According to the police investigation, the girl was trying to take a picture of the female elephant when it threw the rock at her head.
There was no tall fence around the zoo enclosure. Animals and visitors are separated by a ditch and wooden sticks. A spokesperson for the zoo said that this was the first time a visitor was killed by an animal.
They apologized to the family, and said that the zoo meets the requirements of international standards.