There are some basic rules of society that the majority of us follow without question. Obvious things, like wearing clothes in public and not coughing on the person next to you.
Over the weekend, a woman entered a lion’s enclosure at the Bronx Zoo. She proceeded to dance in front of the animal and clearly gives zero f*cks about basic human etiquette.
The clip, which was posted to Instagram by a bystander, shows the woman standing a few metres in front of the massive feline while she taunts it with her hands in an attempt to gain its attention.
The most baffling component of the whole thing is that she appears incredibly calm even as the lion moves closer. The whole thing begs the question: does she know that lions are not giant, domesticated cats?
Unfortunately, this event is just one in a series of baffling zoo break-ins. Remember that awful incident back in 2016, when a man attempted suicide in a Chilean zoo by flinging himself into a lion’s enclosure? The two lions ended up mauling him and while the man came out alive, the animals were shot dead.
I got a few questions, I do. But before going there, can we just talk about how effing calm the lion appears in front of this lady? It literally cannot be arsed by her ridiculous attempt at fame. A zoo spokesperson has highlighted just how dangerous the whole sitch was, telling CNN:
“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death.”
My theory is that the only reason this woman hasn’t posted anything online herself, is because the cops are now after her. Regardless, she’s received her two seconds of fame via someone else’s ‘gram and I have just one more question for her: was it all worth it, silly woman?
Not only did she risk her own life but she disregarded the emotional wellbeing of others. Zoos are very public places and I can guarantee that no one would have enjoyed watching a human being mauled to death.
According to the NYPD, the Bronx Zoo have filed a complaint for criminal trespass. There’s little doubt, however, that they’ll find this woman with only one measly video of her zoo crime.