Jaguar Attacks Woman Trying to Take a Selfie at Arizona Zoo

Jaguar Attacks Woman Trying to Take a Selfie at Arizona Zoo

Eyewitness Adam Wilkerson, who took the video, told Fox News he heard someone shouting "help" and ran over.

The zoo also asked people to understand why barriers are put in place and offering prayers to the family of the woman who suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the incident.

As reported by CNN, the woman is in her 30s and was taken to the hospital on Saturday night.

A woman was attacked by a jaguar after she crossed over a zoo barrier in order to take a photo with the wild animal, authorities say. "I could see the claws in her actual flesh". There, he saw the victim's arm caught by the jaguar's claws.

Eye-witness footage shows the woman on the ground with an injury to her forearm following the attack. He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised.


"Without thinking, I had no idea what I was going to see, I just ran over there", said Wilkerson.

It seems this isn't the first time that a zoo guest has sustained injuries after crossing over the barrier to gain access to the jaguar.

Wilkerson then said his mother tried to distract the jaguar by shoving a water bottle through the cage. Paramedics were called at the request of the family, the zoo stated on Twitter.

The details of the attack, that she climbed into the animal's enclosure, has Twitter very much on the side of the jaguar, while her intellect and sanity is questioned.

"The jaguar just goes after the bottle".


No further information was available about the woman or her medical condition, the report said.

Wilkerson, who said he did't know how the woman got so close, said there were no zoo employees nearby when the attack happened. "She's a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals [sic] fault when barriers are crossed".

"She had scratched a person once before when they crossed the barrier", Wildlife World Zoo founder Mickey Ollson said.

Litchfield Park is about 20 miles from Phoenix.


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