A jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier to take a photo with the animal at an Arizona zoo Saturday evening, officials said. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, about 20 miles outside of Phoenix.
The zoo tweeted a statement saying paramedics were called at the request of the woman’s family, and at no point was the jaguar out of its enclosure.
The woman, who is in her 30s, was taken to a local hospital after suffering a laceration on her arm. She is expected to recover, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.
“There’s no way to fix people crossing barriers,” Mickey Ollson, the zoo’s director, told KPHO. “That happens occasionally. We put substantial barriers there, and if people cross them, they…