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Zoo Says Jaguar Who Attacked Woman Taking Photo Won't Be Euthanized


On Saturday, a woman in her 30s was mauled by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona, after trying to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure according to KPHO, who quoted the fire department. The jaguar then reached out and attacked her arm. 

The woman, however, told CBS Evening News that she wasn't trying to take a selfie:

“I never crossed the barrier. I was not trying to get a selfie. If I was trying to get a selfie, I think my injuries would be in a different place,” the woman said. “I was never in the enclosure. I never passed the barrier, but I do admit to leaning over the barrier.” 

"The visitor sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arm from one of our female jaguars," the zoo said in a statement. "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."