Terrifying picture of little boy in rhino enclosure in Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo are investigating after pictures emerged showing a young boy inside their rhino enclosure.
Images shared on social media show an adult holding the child's hand as he stands on the other side of the safety fence.
A Dublin Zoo spokeswoman said it was being looked into.
She said: "It's completely against Dublin Zoo's health and safety rules but it is being looked into at the moment."
In May this year there was an outcry after a 17-year-old 400-pound male gorilla was shot dead in a US zoo after a child (3) fell 15 feet into its enclosure.
The child was picked up by the gorilla before the zoo's dangerous animal response team killed the gorilla to protect the boy.
The killing of the gorilla named Harambe sparked a huge debate.
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