This past week, a woman was attacked after jumping a barrier at a zoo in attempts to take a selfie with a jaguar. Well, after she did that, you could say things did not go her way. The jaguar attacked the woman (shocker). And a video of the incident was posted onto Twitter.
Here's the thing. This zoo is maybe 5 miles from my house. So I know it pretty well. There is a clearly marked sign on the barrier with some sort of message telling park goers not to cross it. The woman crossed the low concrete wall and then went up against the steel fence that was between her and the cat. It is unclear whether the woman stuck her hand in the fence or not, but soon after she got close to the fence, she shrieked in pain.
The zoo, where the whole fiasco occurred, is in Litchfield Park, which is about 35 minutes outside of downtown Phoenix. The video that was posted on Twitter shows the woman on the ground with several people around her. You can see the gash that the jaguar left in her left arm. Overall, it's pretty graphic.
In a tweet posted by the zoo, the park stated that it would not put down the jaguar for going after the woman. The tweet can be seen down below.
Honestly, I can't understand how you could read a sign that tells you not to cross a barrier AND STILL HOP THE WALL. I'm glad to hear that the woman is doing better, however, this should have never happened in the first place. On Twitter, the video erupted with people exclaiming their anger and shock over how this could happen. Mostly, it was negative tweets towards the woman.
After a few days of the incident cooling down, the woman met with zoo officials and apologized for what happened. The zoo accepted the apology and looks to welcome her back soon.