Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo

A woman suffered lacerations on her arm after a jaguar took a swipe at her while she tried to take a selfie with it.							Screenshot from Reddit video

A selfie-seeking lady tried to take a photo with a jaguar by breaching the big cat's enclosure at an Arizona zoo - and got her arm mauled in the process.

A woman on a trip to an Arizona zoo with her son and grandchildren reacted swiftly when a jaguar attacked another visitor who had crossed a barrier to take a selfie with the wild animal. "Sending prayers to the family tonight".

She was treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital with "stable, non-life-threatening injuries", Gilleland said.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, also made an apparent effort to remove blame from the animal, saying she was not "attacked".

Following the incident, Kitty Block, the president of The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement calling for zoos to "set a higher standard to protect people and to respect wildlife from a safe distance", the Washington Post reported.

"Please understand why barriers are put in place", officials tweeted. "I saw the other girl up against the fence with her arm caught in the jaguar's claws", Wilkerson told CNN.

Officials with Wildlife World Zoo said in a statement that a guest was injured by a female jaguar at the zoo in Litchfield Park, not far from Phoenix. After this latest jaguar incident, people immediately began raising concerns about the fate of the jaguar, but the zoo responded quickly to quell those fears.

An unidentified employee at the zoo tells the 911 dispatcher that a woman was attacked by "one of our jaguars", and her arm is "in pretty bad shape", AzCentral reported on March 10.

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

Michele Flores said Monday she grabbed a water bottle from a stroller and put it through an enclosure, distracting the jaguar.

He said the animal will not be euthanized because the incident "was not the animal's fault and they would never harm an animal based on human behavior".

The zoo sent another message on Sunday, assuring the public that "nothing will happen to our jaguar", and adding that it's "not a wild animal's fault when barriers are crossed".

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