On Saturday evening, a woman was attacked by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Arizona. According to the zoo, the woman crossed over a barrier in an attempt to get a photo closer to the feline.
Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight. pic.twitter.com/2MPb8bXhwR
— Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park (@ZooWildlife) March 10, 2019
The zoo confirmed that the jaguar will not be euthanized as it was not outside of its cage and the woman choose to breach the barrier. According to AZ Central, the barrier was waist high and surrounded by shrubs.
Kristy Morcom, a spokeswoman for the Wildlife World Zoo said, “The visitor sustained non life threatening injuries to their hand from one of our female jaguars. At the request of the family, paramedics were called. At no time was the animal out of its enclosure.”
Moral of the story, stop doing unsafe things for photos.