Jaguar attacks woman trying to take photo at zoo

Dalila a Jaguar lies on a tree at the NEX Sanctuary for felines in Brazil Thursday Aug. 30 2012. A jaguar in Arizona attacked a woman who reportedly crossed over a barrier while trying to take

Dalila a Jaguar lies on a tree at the NEX Sanctuary for felines in Brazil Thursday Aug. 30 2012. A jaguar in Arizona attacked a woman who reportedly crossed over a barrier while trying to take

A woman is now receiving medical treatment after a jaguar attacked her when she crossed over the safety barrier and climbed into the animal enclosure to try to take a selfie with it.

At the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Lichtfield, AZ, the woman crossed over a barrier to take a selfie, and the jaguar took a swipe at her.

She was taken to a hospital for injuries that were described as non-life-threatening, the report said. There, he saw the victim's arm caught by the jaguar's claws.

Ollson said it's the second time that the jaguar has attacked someone who crossed the barrier, however.

A jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier to take a photo with the animal at an Arizona zoo Saturday evening, officials said.

In a tweet, Wildlife World Zoo assured the public that nothing will happen to the jaguar as a result of the incident.

"Without thinking, I had no idea what I was going to see, I just ran over there", Wilkerson stated.

The zoo said on Twitter the jaguar will not be euthanized.

Kristy Morcom, spokesperson for Wildlife World Zoo, said barriers around animal enclosures are put in place for the safety of both the guests and animals. "I could see the claws in her actual flesh".

The zoo said in a tweet that it was sending prayers to the woman's family.

It seems this isn't the first time that a zoo guest has sustained injuries after crossing over the barrier to gain access to the jaguar. The recording clearly showed the woman's laceration on her arm. Paramedics were called at the request of the family, the zoo stated on Twitter.

Wilkerson said his mother the rushed to distract the jaguar with a water bottle.

"The jaguar just goes after the bottle". "We pulled the girl back, and she collapsed", he told CNN.

The incident recalls the case of a jaguar that escaped its enclosure at a zoo in Louisiana and went on a rampage. "Still sending prayers to her and her family".

Litchfield Park is about 20 miles from Phoenix.

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