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Animal attack? You may be able to sue the zoo

Let's say you want to go to the zoo in Burnet Park. You walk around, see the animals and, while you are standing near one of the exhibits, you are bitten by one of the animals.

It is shocking, to say the least, but it also leads to a battery of tests to make sure that you haven't caught any diseases from the animals. Depending on the size or strength of the animal, you may have very serious medical concerns that you need addressed. While all of this is going on, you may need to take time off of work. When all is said and done, you have had to spend a lot of time and money for one trip to the zoo.

And that is why, should such an animal attack happen, many people in Syracuse would want to sue the zoo. Every business or organization has a responsibility to warn the people on their property of any unsafe conditions. Most of the time we think of that as wet floors, but, in the case of a zoo, it could be the risk of an animal bite. Though it may not be intuitive, zoos are held to the same responsibility of protecting against unsafe conditions as any other business would be.

With that in mind, it should be no surprise that a woman is suing an out-of-state hotel that had a rainforest exhibit with live monkeys. She was at the hotel when it appears that she was scratched and bitten by two monkeys. It is currently unknown how the animals were kept or whether there was a barrier separating guests from the monkeys.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Moody Gardens sued after visitor bitten by monkeys," Annie Cosby, June 23, 2014

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