In a moment of clueless entitlement, the woman who was mauled by a jaguar after jumping a zoo fence insists that the zoo needs to improve their safety features.
This is what happens two generations after warning labels became mandatory on hair dryers.
The woman, identified only by her first name “Leanne,” was visiting the Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona this past Sunday. Desperate for the perfect memory, Leanne climbed over a barrier a few feet from the cage to take a selfie with the jaguar.
The large cat was not happy and slashed out through the cage wire leaving several lacerations on Leanne’s arm.
Stunned by her painful predicament, Leanne crumpled onto the ground and started bawling like an infant while onlookers came to her aid.
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Woman attacked by a jaguar at @ZooWildlife … officials say, the woman crossed over a barrier to get a photo. I’ll have more at 9 and 10.
— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennifer_Fox10) March 10, 2019
Leanne managed to survive with non-life threatening injuries and has since spoken out against what she consider’s carelessness on the zoo’s part. Although Leanne admits she should not have tried to take a selfie with the wild animal, she believes the zoo needs to move the Jaguar cage further away from the 4′ wall intended to keep the public at a safe distance.
“I was in the wrong for leaning over the barrier. But I do think that maybe the zoo should look into moving their fence back,” she said in a statement. “Anybody can reach out. I’m not the first, and if they don’t move the fence, I’m probably not going to be the last. I never expected this. I feel like we’re all human, we make mistakes and I learned my lesson.”