Woman attacked by jaguar while taking selfie

PHOENIX, AZ (NBC) - A woman had to be rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a jaguar at a wildlife world zoo in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night.

Cellphone video shows that a woman on the ground screaming after she was attacked by the wild animal.

Officials say the woman who appeared to be in her 30’s attempted to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure.

That's when the animal reached out and attacked her arm.
They say the Jaguar was never out of its enclosure.

The zoo also says the animal will not be euthanized in response to the incident.

A zoo spokesperson warns about the dangers of not respecting barriers where wildlife is kept.

Officials say the woman's injuries were non-life-threatening.