Published: Mon, March 11, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Woman taking selfie attacked by jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo

Woman taking selfie attacked by jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo

This was not the first time the female jaguar hurt a park visitor.

Wildlife World Zoo director Mickey Ollson said there was "no way to fix people crossing barriers".

Jumping over a barrier towards the jaguar's enclosure, the 30-year-old unnamed woman was left with deep gashes on her arm.

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

Please understand why barriers are put in place.

Witness Adam Wilkerson said he was at the zoo with his family when someone came shouting for help.

Mr Wilkerson's mother distracted the jaguar by pushing a water bottle through the cage, and Mr Wilkerson said he pulled the woman away. Officials said the attack is under investigation but noted that the animal was not outside her enclosure at any time. "At the request of the family, paramedics were called".

"Still sending prayers to the woman and her family".

Scientists Cure Man of HIV Using ‘Superpower’ Cells
Nevertheless, the second case of HIV remission may pave the way for researchers to find a cure for HIV infection. News that a second person may have been "cured" demonstrates that the Berlin patient was not an anomaly.

"I think you observe the barriers - they are there for a good reason", he said in an interview with the local ABC affiliate.

The woman needed medical attention but is expected to be okay.

It's believed the woman - aged in her 30s - climbed over a barrier at a zoo in the United States to get closer to the wild animal, for a flawless photo opportunity.

Video of the aftermath of the attack went viral on Sunday, with over one million views and 10,000 shares.

She was taken to a hospital and treated, then later returned to the zoo to apologise, Gilleland said. "I could see the claws in her actual flesh". He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised.

Another video taken by Wilkerson appears to show the same jaguar chewing on a plastic water bottle inside its enclosure.

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

Like this: