A woman risked her life when she climbed into an enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York and seemed to mock a lion in it. According to CBS New York, the police are still looking for the intruder.
Over the weekend, a video of the woman's reckless romp with a lion was posted on Instagram. The woman waves and dances in front of the big male lion, who stares at her only a few meters away. Excitement was heard in the background of the video when people outside the exhibition asked why the unknown woman was inside.
A small moat separated the woman from the lion, but the disturbing video shows that there is little room between them. The Bronx Zoo reported that the incident took place on Saturday and that the African lion could have killed the woman, a statement from CBS New York. "Barriers and rules are in place to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and animals, and we have a zero tolerance policy for crossing and breaching barriers."
On Tuesday, visitors to the zoo were at a loss as to why anyone would do this a thing. "I think it's absolutely crazy, I do not know why anyone would think about climbing there," one visitor told CBS New York. "This is someone who is very worried," another said nothing bad happened to the lion because of what this woman did, "said another woman, the zoo and lion exhibition remained open.
In 2016after a child had fallen into his enclosure The 3-year-old boy spent a terrifying 10 to 15 minutes in the enclosure with Harambe, an endangered gorilla who grabbed the child and dragged in "a life-threatening situation" and that they had to lay down the more than 400-pound male gorilla, some animal activists considered Harambe's murder the wrong decision, and online petitions and Facebook pages were created.