Jaguar attacks woman trying to take selfie at zoo

Jaguar attacks woman trying to take selfie at zoo

Jaguar attacks woman trying to take selfie at zoo

A woman is now receiving medical treatment after a jaguar attacked her when she crossed over the safety barrier and climbed into the animal enclosure to try to take a selfie with it.

As reported by CNN, the woman is in her 30s and was taken to the hospital on Saturday night. At that moment, I grabbed the girl around the torso and pulled her away from the cage and it unlatches from her claw.

Fire crews who responded to the scene said the woman was trying to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure when the cat reached out and attacked her arm.

The zoo tweeted out the statement along with the message, "Please understand why barriers are put in place". Wildlife World has both black and spotted jaguars.

"My mom runs up and takes her water bottle and shoves it through the cage near where the jaguar is, and the jaguar goes to let go of the girl to take the water bottle, and the claw just catches this girl's sweater", he told the news organization.

"We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar", the zoo said.

Kristy Morcom, spokesperson for Wildlife World Zoo, said barriers around animal enclosures are put in place for the safety of both the guests and animals. "Still sending thoughts and prayers to her and her family". Paramedics were called at the request of the family, the zoo stated on Twitter.

Video of the aftermath shows the woman with a deep gash in her arm writhing on the ground and moaning in pain.

Kristy Morcom, a spokeswoman for the zoo, told Arizona Family that while the jaguar was not at fault, she will remain off the exhibit pending an investigation for the sake of her privacy and well-being.

First, we must note that her injuries are non-life threatening.

Witnesses told officials that they saw her cross the barrier for the photo, according to the report.

Wilkerson did not see the actual attack and could not comment on how the victim got so close to the animal. At no time was the animal out of its enclosure.

Litchfield Park is about 20 miles from Phoenix.

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