'Nothing will happen' to jaguar that attacked woman trying to take photo, Arizona zoo says

Image courtesy Adam Wilkerson

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier while trying to take a photo Saturday at a wildlife park west of Phoenix.

Wildlife World Zoo authorities say emergency responders took the woman to a hospital to treat cuts on one of her arms and hand.

Zoo officials say the jaguar never got out of her enclosure and won't be put down because of the incident, which is being fully investigated.

"We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar. She’s a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals fault when barriers are crossed. Still sending prayers to her and her family," the zoo said on Twitter.

The private facility has more than 600 species and 6,000 animals on display.

The woman's name, age and hometown weren't immediately available.



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