Many times, people forget that acting carelessly around wild animals can certainly result in a tragedy. A few years ago a gorilla named Harambe was order to be killed after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into his enclosure. The killing of the gorilla lead to a widespread backlash, with thousands of people blaming both zookeepers and parents for allowing the child to get into gorilla’s cage. Sad to say, some people learned absolutely nothing from this situation and continues to get themselves into dangerous situations by disobeying the rules at the zoo.
More recently, a young woman was visiting a zoo in Arizona and made a huge mistake that could’ve been fatal, either to her or the animal that was involved – and that – was a jaguar!
The woman decided she wanted to take a selfie with a jaguar and to do so, she decided to cross a zoo barrier and got dangerously close to the wild animal.
Needless to say, the jaguar reached out and grabbed the careless woman’s arm with its claws. The victim suffered very deep scratches and was rushed into the hospital to treat her injuries.
When the story went viral people started to wonder what will happen to the jaguar who attacked the visitor. The Wildlife Word Zoo released an official statement reminding people that those barriers are put there for a reason and reassured everyone that the jaguar will NOT be destroyed.
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