A female tourist who crossed a barrier to take a “selfie” with a Jaguar at a zoo near Phoenix was attacked by the animal and sustained non-life-threatening injuries at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park.
A spokesman for the Rural Metro Fire Department, said the woman, who is in her 30s, climbed over a barrier at the zoo to get closer to the jaguar’s enclosure so that she could get a selfie with the animal.
The jaguar reached out and grabbed her arm with its paw, leaving severe lacerations. The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Officials said the attack is under investigation but noted that the animal was not outside her enclosure at any time.
See a video of the woman’s injury below…