Woman Climbed Into Jaguar Pen at Zoo and Mauled, Twitter Team Jaguar


Adam Wilkerson's video capture of woman attacked by jaguar at an Arizona zoo. "Sending prayers to the family tonight", the zoo tweeted.

Once she leaves the hospital, she is expected to survive, according to reports.

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. An eye witness told CNN that he saw the woman's arm trapped in the jaguar's claws, and the animals teeth had dug into the flesh.

Video of the aftermath shows the woman with a deep gash in her arm writhing on the ground and moaning in pain. Wildlife World has both black and spotted jaguars.

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.

"My mom thinks of how to distract the jaguar and she grabs her water bottle and she shoves it through the cage, right near where the jaguar is", Wilkerson continued.

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

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The zoo said the victim was attempting to take a photo when the incident occurred.

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.

Since the zoo posted about the incident online, animal-lovers have responded to urge them not to punish the animal, with one writing: "Please don't do anything to that animal. The jaguar just goes after the bottle".

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

Mickey Ollson, the director of Wildlife World Zoo, told ABC 15 the jaguar won't be harmed because of "human behavior".

"Wildlife World has always tried in our 30-year history to put people as close to the animals as we possibly can", Ollson said back in 2014.

Litchfield Park, where the zoo is located, is about 20 miles from Phoenix in Arizona.