Cheyenne White’s mother Jennifer is suing Harmony Park in Alabama after her daughter was hospitalised following the horrific assault in May last year.
The video clip shows the animal grabbing the screaming child by the hair and biting her before the camera is dropped.
According to the lawsuit, the kangaroo, named Erwin, has a past history of violence.
The Whites accuse the zoo of negligence and failing to protect its customers.
Cheyenne required 14 stitches while the suit claims she suffered “extensive physical and mental” damage.
The family is seeking an unknown amount of compensatory and punitive damages while their legal team declined to comment to WHNT-TV.
In Alabama, the law states that agritourism firms cannot be held responsible for visitors' injuries.
The law reads: “You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity,' the law reads.
“An agritourism professional is not liable for injury, sickness, or damage to, or the death of, a participant in an agritourism activity at this location if the injury, sickness, damage, or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity.
“Inherent risks of an agritourism activity include…the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury.”
Last July, the zoo was ordered by the US government to build a new barrier for the animals, AL.com reports.
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