• 2-year-old girl released from hospital after falling into rhino exhibit on New Year's Day

    By: Christopher Boyce


    MELBOURNE, Fl. - A 2-year-old girl who stumbled into a rhinoceros exhibit at Melbourne's Brevard Zoo has been released from the hospital.

    A representative from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children confirmed that the patient was released Monday after falling into the exhibit on New Year's Day.

    According to the zoo, the girl "stumbled: through steel poles separating the public space from the animals.

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    The girl was immediately transported to the hospital under trauma alert status, according to firefighters. the girl's mother was also transported for a minor arm injury, 

    The exhibit remains closed to the public.

    The family has yet to release a statement on the incident.

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