A woman, unidentified by name, is nursing wounds after suffering injuries caused by a jaguar. On a trip to the zoo, the woman hoped to capture ridiculously close pictures with a jaguar when she was attacked. The picture she was working on getting, by all means possible, was taken, but the jaguar was not as friendly as she was. She lashed out at the visitor and attacked her violently, causing the woman’s hand’s bruises. She sustained the non-life-threatening injuries that she is currently nursing.
Family and friends of the woman reached out to the zoo to provide medical care. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated. The woman admits that it was her carelessness and determination to take the picture that led to the near-death encounter. Also, she expresses embarrassment to her actions, crossing the zoo barrier to get a picture for the internet. Those who were watching from a distance narrate and admit that it was an unpleasant idea. She even returned to the zoo on Sunday to apologize for her unthoughtful actions.
The incident, now viral, at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park, Arizona, has triggered mixed feelings among populations. Many have taken to social media to criticize the issue. The incident displays the woman’s inability to make better decisions about her life. However, many tweets have been seen to propose taking down of the jaguar by the zoo. This has stirred differences among social media users’ online, but the zoo stands by its decision.
The woman at fault violated the zoo’s regulations by climbing over the fence to get the picture. In addition to that, they argue that the animal was locked in its place, and no damage would have been done if the woman adhered to the rules. Besides, the jaguar was quite agitated by a woman coming too close to its cage, so it just charged at her. The zoo, located in Litchfield Park, near Phoenix, will not take any action against the jaguar since it was just a wild animal. They will retain it in the park regardless of the incident. This decision disappointed some people, but it was the right thing to do.
In a tweet, the zoo says, “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. “Additionally, nothing would happen to the jaguar as the measures put in place were adequate to protect the visitors. The zoo refuses to take liability for the damage as it assumes zero faults on their side. The victim also released her statement expressing deep concern about the bad publicity she had caused the zoo.
However, injured, the woman achieved her dream selfie with the animal but had to pay a little more than she wanted. However, she kept her name from the media since she did not want to be trolled for her stupid act. Was the fame worth the pain and embarrassment she felt? Even so, we learn that absolutely nothing comes easy; neither did her internet picture nor the disguised fame.