A bystander filmed a woman climbing over a barricade and entering the lion’s exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. She’s seen taunting the male animal as it looked on.
The Zoo became aware of the woman’s actions on Saturday and have launched an investigation into the matter.
“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff, and animals safe,” the zoo said in a statement.ABC7NY:
A 14 foot moat-like barrier exists between where the woman was located and the lion. It probably prevented any injuries or death from happening.