Mar 2, 2012 7:20 PM by Jacqui Heinrich

Boy attacked by cheetah in safari park

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch safari park says a cheetah attacked and lightly injured a 9-year-old boy who got out of a car in an enclosure full of African animals.

Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the southern Netherlands says on its website the boy suffered a flesh wound on his arm in the attack Friday.

The boy was with his mother, a friend and another adult driving through the park when all four decided to get out of their car.

The park said in a statement that, "Sadly, they missed the warning signs telling them to keep doors and windows shut."

It said the boy was quickly rescued from the animal and, "under the circumstances," is doing well.




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