Based on eyewitness accounts, spokespeople for the zoo are saying the individual, said to be in her thirties, climbed over a barrier and into the five-year-old jaguar's enclosure in order to take the photo.
The woman, who hasn't been identified, was allegedly trying to take a selfie when she crossed a barrier meant to keep visitors back from the animal's enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park on Saturday. Her injuries were reportedly stitched up and she got out of the hospital Sunday, when she also apologized to the zoo owner. She was treated and released.
At some point shortly thereafter, the jaguar reached its two front paws outside the cage and grabbed the woman's arm.
Morcum added that the woman admitted fault in regards to the incident. "I could see the claws in her actual flesh".
"The visitor sustained non-life-threatening injuries to their arm from one of our female jaguars", the zoo tweeted after the incident.
"My mom runs up and takes her water bottle and shoves it through the cage near where the jaguar is, and the jaguar goes to let go of the girl to take the water bottle, and the claw just catches this girl's sweater", he told the news organization. According to AzFamily, she has since apologized to the zoo for getting too close.
Washington lawmakers take step toward year-round daylight saving time
I don't think it's a stretch to say that if NY makes the change, it could spur a number of states in the Northeast to follow suit. In Alberta, a MLA proposed to ditch the time change in a private member's bill, which was ultimately rejected in 2017.
"We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar".
A jaguar that attacked a woman who posed outside its zoo enclosure in Arizona will not be put down, zoo officials said.
The Wildlife World Zoo assured a Twitter user who anxious that the jaguar might be euthanised: "We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar".
Outside perspective: Adam Wilkerson, who visited the zoo with his family, said he heard the woman screaming for help and went to assist her, according to CNN. After this latest jaguar incident, people immediately began raising concerns about the fate of the jaguar, but the zoo responded quickly to quell those fears. The jaguar won't be euthanized.
"People get the mistaken idea that wild animals are approachable", Kitty Block said in a statement.