The girl’s mother, Jennifer White, was recording her daughter, Cheyenne, as the girl approached the fence that enclosed the animal.
Suddenly the kangaroo reached through the fence and grabbed the girl by the hair, biting her on the ear, according to WAFF, which reported the girl needed 14 stitches on her head.
A warning here about the graphic nature of the cellphone video of the attack, which has since gone viral.
A sign is posted on the fence, alerting visitors that the kangaroo bites, but the girl’s mother told WAFF that’s not enough.
“It’s real thin. It’s (the kangaroo) right here. You can clearly see it or pet it or it could touch you, which makes you feel more, like, safe. And I think children not being able to access the animal by reach (ing) or the animal to the children would help a whole lot.”
But a park spokesman says the kangaroo, named Erwin, isn’t dangerous.