A woman was attacked by a jaguar at a zoo in Arizona after climbing a barrier near to the enclosure, according to eye-witnesses.
The woman was at Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park when she reportedly scaled a barrier to get a closer photo of the animals but was attacked by a female jaguar.
She was left with injuries and required medical attention, according to a tweet sent from the zoo’s official account.
The tweet read: “The visitor sustained non-life-threatening injuries to their arm 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…please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight.”
The zoo added: “The incident is being fully investigated.”
And when asked what had happened, the zoo replied to one social media user by saying: “She climbed over a barrier to get a photo.”
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