Jaguar at zoo in Arizona attacks woman attempting to take selfie


PHOENIX (NBC) — A woman had to be rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday night.

In the cellphone video, you can see a woman on the ground surrounded by a few people.

Officials say the woman — who’s in her thirties — attempted to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure.

That’s when the animal reached out and attacked her arm. They say the jaguar was never out of its enclosure.

The zoo also says the animal will not be euthanized in response to the incident.

A zoo spokesperson warns about the danger of not respecting barriers where wildlife is kept.

Officials say the woman’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook