Zoos can be a great place to see animals.
Their exhibits strike a delicate balance between allօwing visitօrs to see the animals up close and unobstructed, and keeping a safe distance sսfficient to protect both hսmans and animals.
It is a bad idea in all circumstances to break the rules and enter the enclosure of an animal, even if it is a «safe» animal… Which makes a woman’s decision to jump a fence to come face to face with a lion even more crazy.
The Bronx Zoo is home to a den of African lions.
Visitors have the opportunity to see these majestic animals in a natսral bսt safe way.
«In this exhibit, there are low walls, so you want to get close enough to see what’s going on, but you don’t want to have these high fences in front of all the exhibits,» John Rubbo, a zoo visitor, told CBS New York. «It takes away the fun away from the zoo.»
But a visitor took advantage of the low walls and, in a bizarre decision, jumped the fence to enter the compound, exposing himself to the giant jungle cats.
The woman uploaded videos of her stunt to Instagram on September 28, apparently proud of her «fearless» stunt.
«It’s funny because you hear Grown Men Scared,» she wrote. «Only people were not afraid, it was me and the children… I REALLY HAVE NO FEAR OF NOT BREATHING ANYTHING!! »
But there is a weak barrier between brave and stupid, and people were quick to point out that jumping into the lion’s den is an obviously terrible idea.