While the woman might have gotten a great picture, the big cat lashed out and attacked her, and now some people are calling for the zoo to put the animal down despite the woman has put herself in danger.
The incident occurred at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park in Arizona. The woman, who remains anonymous to protect her from her own act of foolishness, got very close to a fence near the jaguar enclosure so she could get a super selfie to share on social media.
The Rural Metro Fire Department said that the big cat reached through the fence and attacked the woman’s arm because she had gotten so close to the enclosure. Because the cat did some damage, the woman was rushed to the hospital to get treated. A spokesman for the fire department, Shawn Gilleland, told NBC that the woman’s life was not in danger, but she did get pretty banged up.
Some people are calling for the zoo to put the jaguar down. However, the woman herself returned to the zoo on Sunday to apologize to the staff and admit that her actions were “foolish.”
The zoo does not plan to take any action against the animal because the woman was completely at fault for putting herself in a dangerous situation. Although some people demand that the jaguar gets punished, the zoo is standing firm.