UPDATE: More details on the woman who was charged with child endangerment after her son was attacked by a bobcat.
Police report Courtney Hutchins actually jumped over a railing so she and her toddler could get a closer look at the bobcat.
CARLSBAD, N.M. - The mother of a three-year-old boy who was attacked by a bobcat at a Carlsbad zoo last month has been charged with child abuse.
21-year-old Courtney Hutchins was arrested for acting carelessly with a child.
Police say she let her son get too close to a bobcat exhibit.
The boy ended up with scratches and punctures on his head after the animal attacked.
Witnesses said that Hutchins, her brother, and her son had crossed the double safety barrier in front of the exhibit.
Hutchins told police she was just trying to be a good mom.