Though there’s nothing wrong in admiring and having interest in the many creatures we share this planet with.
This is particularly obvious that when it comes to animals that are highly dangerous by nature, and even more so when they’re living in a zoo or park where it’s easier to think they’re not so deadly after all.
One needs only look back to the matter of Harambe, the gorilla who was shot dead after an infant fell into his enclosure four years ago, to be reminded of what can happen when people neglect proper safety measures.
Yet, unfortunately, it seems not everyone is up to speed with the fact that taking risks around wild animals is never going to end well. A young woman in Arizona recently made an error that could so easily have proven fatal for both her and the jaguar she tried to take a selfie with …
Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight. pic.twitter.com/2MPb8bXhwR
— Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park (@ZooWildlife) March 10, 2019
Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight.The woman in question, a visitor to the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, took it upon herself to cross a walled barrier in order to get a better picture with a jaguar.
Of course, jaguars may be stunningly beautiful, but they’re also severely efficient predators, and to a big cat you or I, under the right circumstances, look like food.
So it was that the jaguar in this instance reached out and grabbed the foolish woman with its claws. The woman sustained deep gashes on her arm and had to be taken to hospital.
The story quickly went viral online, with people not only wondering as to how someone could be so stupid, but also wondering what would now happen to the jaguar. It’s not unheard of for animals to be put down when things like this happen, and many were worried the jaguar might lose its life.
Fortunately, however, the zoo confirmed earlier this week that the animal will not be facing any penalty for its actions, rightly stating that the incident was the woman’s fault.
Please do not put down or hurt the animal!
— Patriot (@USAPatriot16) March 10, 2019
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.
We are, of course, wishing this young woman a speedy recovery, but we simply cannot condone her actions, nor side with anyone asking for the cat to be put down. It is, after all, a wild animal acting purely on instinct, which facilitates the need for security measures in the first place.
As humans we’ve had to learn to respect the power of nature throughout our history, and crossing borders to try and get better photos not only risks your own life, but that of the animals as well.
Take a look at the video below for more information:
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