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Woman taunts lion, jumps into Bronx Zoo lion’s den | Watch


Woman appears to taunt lion after she climbs into enclosure at New York’s Bronx Zoo, caught on video posted to Instagram

A woman posted videos of herself hopping a fence to approach a zoo lion. Police want a word.

Seems like the woman planned to mess with the Lion all along … she’s on video bragging, “I’m about to go f**k around with mother nature” after taking a few puffs outside the zoo. It’s unclear exactly what she’s smoking, but … we can let the video speak for itself.

The lion didn’t bite, but the woman’s actions are not without consequence …

A small moat separated the woman from the lion, but the disturbing video shows there is little space between them. The Bronx Zoo said the incident occurred on Saturday, and that the African lion could have killed the woman.

“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death,” the Bronx Zoo said in a statement obtained by CBS New York. “Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”

Police are still looking for the intruder, according to CBS New York.


On Tuesday, visitors at the zoo were perplexed as to why someone would do such a thing. “I think it’s absolutely crazy. I don’t know why anyone would think to climb over there,” one visitor told CBS New York.

“That’s somebody who’s very troubled,” another said.

“I hope that nothing bad happens to the lion because of what this woman did,” another woman said. The zoo and lion exhibit remained open.

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