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LISTEN: 911 tape released following jaguar clawing woman at zoo

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-10 16:44:12-04

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ — The Rural Metro Fire Department has released 911 audio detailing what happened after a woman was clawed by a jaguar while trying to take a selfie with the animal at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park.

Throughout the call, a staff member at Wildlife World Zoo can be heard telling the dispatcher of the woman's condition.

"Her arm is in pretty bad shape," she tells the Rural Metro dispatcher.

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The woman was injured while trying to take a selfie with a 4-5-year-old jaguar.

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park tweeted that the jaguar would not be put down following the unfortunate incident.

"We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar," the tweet reads. "She's a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals [sic] fault when barriers are crossed. Still sending thoughts and prayers to her and her family."

On Sunday, the woman who was injured returned to the zoo and apologized, according to a zoo spokesperson. The woman told administrators that she loves the zoo and that she was in the wrong during the incident.

The Wildlife World Zoo also released the following tweet in the aftermath of the attack: