"She won't be put down," Wildlife World Zoo officials will not take action against jaguar that injured woman

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Monday, March 11, 2019

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (WDBJ7.com) -- Zoo officials responded to an incident surrounding a jaguar that attacked a woman who crossed over a barrier to take a selfie on Saturday.

Officials from the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park replied to a woman who threatened to not return to the zoo if the female jaguar were to be put down stating, "She won't be put down."

Fire officials said on Friday the woman attacked, who is in her 30s, was trying to take a selfie Saturday night near the fence of the jaguar enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, AZ, according to KPHO.

CBS News reports that the woman received stitches on Sunday and later met with the zoo on Sunday and apologized for her action. The zoo says she admitted she was wrong.