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Woman climbs into zoo exhibit, tries to give lions cookies

11 months ago June 24, 2014 Jun 24, 2014 Tuesday, June 24 2014 Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:02:46 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis Zoo officials have banned a woman after saying she climbed over a barrier to the enclosure where lions are kept and tried to feed them cookies.

The unidentified woman's actions were reported by other zoo patrons, who saw her jump the barrier and heard her singing to the animals. After the barrier, only wire separates guests from the lions inside the enclosure.

Zoo spokeswoman Abbey Dane told Memphis station WMC-TV the woman's behavior was dangerous for her and the lions. She said the woman won't be allowed back into the facility.

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