Zoos like any other organization and institution have suffered occasionally due to security issues around the world. From time to time tragic incidents of people or children falling inside animal enclosures and being killed by wild animals have sent shock waves around. Such incidents have happened either due to lack of proper monitoring on the part of the zoo safety authorities or due to complete negligence of individuals who have either accidentally fallen inside cages or moved too close into an enclosure of a dangerous animal for taking selfies or for attempting to get a close photograph or video of a caged animal. Sometimes animals have even attacked people unprovoked or accidentally got out of their cage due to safety breach or through some gaps or loopholes of the zoo security system.
A couple of years ago a gorilla was killed after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into his enclosure. The killing of the gorilla resulted in a widespread backlash, with many people blaming both zookeepers and parents for allowing the child to get into gorilla’s cage. Sadly, some people learned nothing from this situation and continues to repeat the mistake of getting themselves into dangerous situations by not obeying the rules at the zoo. We should follow the rules and regulations in order to save our life and the wild animals too.
The Wildlife Word Zoo released a statement reminding people that those barriers are put there for a reason and reassured that the jaguar won’t be put down.
The man who helped the woman attacked by the jaguar took a video of her injuries