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Jaguar attacks idiot trying to take perfect selfie inside Arizona zoo enclosure

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Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack
Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack. Screen shot of female attacked.
Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack
Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack. Screen shot of female attacked.

Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack: Woman in her 30’s attacked by wild animal after crossing enclosures in a bid to get close up picture. Animal not at fault.

The quest for social media validation nearly claimed the life of one female zoo goer after she crossed a barrier to take a selfie with a jaguar- only to find herself being mauled.

Rural Metro Fire officials said the woman in her 30s was trying to take a photo near the fence of the jaguar enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo at Arizona‘s Maricopa County Saturday evening, when the big cat swiped at her arm.

Video of the aftermath shows the woman with a deep gash in her arm writhing on the ground and moaning in pain.

Wildlife World Zoo Jaguar attack: ‘At no time was the animal out of its enclosure … please understand why barriers are put in place.’

The man who shot the video, Adam Wilkerson, told AZFamily his mother distracted the beast with a water bottle and he was able to pull the woman away.

Witnesses told zoo officials the woman had ‘crossed over the barrier’ to get her picture.

‘The visitor sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arm from one of our female jaguars. At the request of the family, paramedics were called. At no time was the animal out of its enclosure … please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight,’ the zoo tweeted.

‘Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight,’ the zoo tweeted. Which is backhand for saying, ‘Play stupid games-  win stupid prizes’.

This is the second time the 4- to 5-year-old female jaguar has swiped at someone who crossed the barrier, Wildlife World Zoo Director Mickey Ollson told ABC15.

Ollson said it ‘was not the animal’s fault’ and they won’t euthanize the wild cat.

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