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The Bronx Zoo says a woman who climbed inside its lion exhibit could have been killed. The woman trespassed inside its lion enclosure on Saturday put herself in serious danger.

“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death,” a zoo spokesperson said of the woman who climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the African lion exhibit. The woman can be seen dancing and waving her hands as if taunting the lion to move in a video from a bystander at the exhibit.


Woman Climbs Into Bronx Zoo Exhibit, Appears to Taunt Lion

A woman climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo's African lion exhibit over the weekend, according to the zoo and video of the encounter that was posted online. Video posted to Instagram shows a woman in a T-shirt and pants standing what appears to be just feet away from a male lion.