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Jaguar Attacks Woman Who Allegedly Crossed Arizona Zoo Barrier for a Selfie

"We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar. She’s a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe," the zoo said



    Injured Visitor Apologizes to Zoo After Jaguar Attack

    A visitor clawed by a jaguar during a zoo visit has apologized to the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park in Arizona, according to the zoo. A woman sustained wounds from a jaguar after she tried to cross barriers separating the big cat and visitors for a selfie. (Published Monday, March 11, 2019)

    A woman was attacked by a jaguar as she allegedly tried to take a selfie outside the big cat’s enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Arizona, authorities said.

    Rural Metro Fire Department crews said the woman, who was not publicly identified and is in her 30s, was attempting to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure when the cat reached out and attacked her arm.

    The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening, Shawn Gilleland, a spokesman for the department told NBC News on Sunday. 

    Witnesses told officials at the zoo in Litchfield Park, not far from Phoenix, that the woman crossed over the barrier to get a photo, according to a statement from the zoo. The injured woman later apologized to the zoo.