Woman climbs barrier to wave inside lions enclosure

A woman reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at the lion exhibit at a New York City zoo.

In a statement the Bronx Zoo said its staff received a report that an individual climbed over the visitor barrier at the African lion exhibit on Saturday.

The zoo says this was a “serious violation and unlawful trespass” as they have a “zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”

The woman can be seen dancing and waving her hands in the video. Multiple versions of the incident posed on social media reveal that the woman did not appear scared or concerned even as the lion takes a few steps closer to her, and bystanders, including young children could be heard talking in the background.

The Bronx Zoo filed a complaint for criminal trespass.

It is unclear how the woman got over the barrier or how long she was there. Neither the woman nor the lion were injured in the incident.

Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers,” the zoo said.

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