Woman Climbs Over Fence at Bronx Zoo’s Lion Exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) -

The Bronx Zoo says a woman reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at its lion exhibit.

The 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.

The woman is seen in a social-media video waving to the lion from across a moat that separates the animals from visitors.

Another video shows the woman climbing over the wooden safety barrier before stopping at the edge of the moat.

The zoo says this was a “serious violation and unlawful trespass,” and that it has a “zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”