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Woman attacked by Jaguar speaks out about her selfie ordeal

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A woman who stupidly climbed into an area of a Zoo where a jaguar lived for a self has spoken out about her ordeal.

Admitting that she has learned her lesson after leaning over the barrier but believes it is the Zoo fault because of their safety standards.

No dought she will be after some form of compo for her stupid ordeal.

She was enjoying a day with her family at Wildlife World Zoo located in Litchfield Park when the incident happened.

She has only identified herself as Leanne, as she will most likely fear the backlash following her incident.

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She learned through the safety fence and put her arm in front of her to take a selfie with her camera. She did this because there was a Black Jaguar in front of the fence and wanted a selfie.

When she was attacked by a female jaguar, She has told CBS News,  “The black jaguar was up against the fence we happened to be walking by and said ‘hey, let’s get some good pictures’.

“I was in the wrong for leaning over the barrier, but I think the zoo should consider moving their fence back.”

She now blames the Zoo for having the fence too close, not the fact that she placed her arm through the barrier to get a cool shot.

A number of other people out enjoying a day at the Zoo had to step in and help Leanne who was in a lot of pain because she had been attacked.

Thankfully Leanne was. not seriously hurt but did require hospital treatment after her encounter.

She is now in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries but Leanne has admitted that she “never expected this” Leanne said. “I feel like we’re all human, we make mistakes and I learned my lesson.

“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,’ she added.

Fears were sparked that the Jaguar would be put down following the incident but the Zoo moved fast to say nothing would happen to the Jaguar posting online   “We can promise you nothing will happen to our Jaguar. She’s a wild animal”

They also added that the Zoo has proper safety barriers in place which are to keep guests safe and if a barrier is crossed it is not the animal’s fault.

Adding “there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe” – not a wild animal’s fault when barriers are crossed. Still sending prayers to her and her family.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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