MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Zoo Miami officials announced the tragic death of a young African painted dog on Monday morning.
The death of the puppy was caused by equipment failure that led to a door collapsing on the animal, zoo officials said.READ MORE: Hollywood Looks To Tighten Animal Abuse Laws
Officials said the animal was killed instantly.
The female puppy was one of five puppies born on January 23, 2019.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
There was one male and four female puppies.
Zoo officials said the death happened when a cable that supported a solid metal guillotine door separated and the door then fell on the animal killing her instantly.
These doors are used in zoo holding areas and consist of a series of enclosures that are connected by a system of hallways.Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease
Officials said a thorough investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the failure.