Zoo officials say a woman reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at the lion exhibit at a New York City zoo and taunted a male lion.
The Bronx Zoo says in a statement that staff received a report that an individual climbed over the visitor barrier at the African lion exhibit on Saturday.
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The woman is seen in a social media video waving to the lion and dancing from across a small moat that separates the animals from visitors.
CBS News report on the incident includes video —
Another video shows the woman climbing over the wooden safety barrier before stopping at the edge of the moat.
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The zoo says this was a “serious violation and unlawful trespass.” The Bronx Zoo says they have a “zero-tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article