A woman was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona.
She was able to walk away from the incident, but was transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to her arm.
The woman was injured after she hopped over the protective barrier in an attempt to grab a selfie with one of the animals. At no point did any animal leave its enclosure.
A witness told CNN after the incident, “Without thinking, I had no idea what I was going to see, I just ran over there,” he said. “I saw the other girl up against the fence with her arm caught in the jaguar’s claws. I could see the claws in her actual flesh.”
The zoo also made it abundantly clear that the jaguar will not be punished following the incident.
For the time being, however, the jaguar will be removed from the exhibit while a formal investigation is conducted.