Woman Taunts Lion After Climbing Into Its Enclosure
The Bronx Zoo says a woman who trespassed inside its lion enclosure is lucky to be alive.
A bystander shot video of the woman taunting the lion by dancing and waving her arms on Saturday and posted it to Instagram.
The woman looks to be only a few feet from lion, though zoo officials say there is a deep moat between them, which might have stopped the lion from attacking.
The New York Police Department says it only learned about the video on Tuesday and no one called 911.
Meanwhile, the Bronx Zoo says barriers are there to keep visitors and the animals safe.
It released a statement saying: “This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”