Near miss as woman enters tiger pen

Apr 19, 2016 7:11 PM by News Staff

Toronto zoo officials are investigating after a video surfaced that shows a woman jumping over the first of two fences that separate zoo-goers from Sumatran tigers.

It appears the woman hopped the barrier to retrieve a hat.

The video, which was posted to YouTube Saturday, shows a tiger pacing back and forth on the other side of the interior fence.

The zoo's representative said that because of the interior barrier, the woman wasn't in any danger from the tiger, but that she could have otherwise injured herself.

In the video, someone can be heard calling the woman a moron.

Someone else told the woman that she's a bad example for everyone else's kids.

The representative said that staff were away from the tiger pen at the time, but that if a visitor drops an item in restricted areas, he or she should find a staff member and ask for help.


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