BRONX ZOO LION DANCER: COPS THINK SHE WAS HIGH _ The woman who walked straight into the lion’s den at the Bronx Zoo — and survived — was likely high, according to cops, who say they found video of her smoking before her stunt. TMZ says police have identified the woman who jumped a fence and entered the lion’s enclosure over the weekend, and they say her social media shows her smoking something that looks like marijuana before walking into the zoo. She’s on video bragging, “I’m about to go [mess] around with mother nature” after taking a few puffs outside the zoo.
A woman climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo’s African lion exhibit over the weekend. Video posted to Instagram shows a woman in a T-shirt and pants standing just feet away from a male lion. They stare at each other for a brief period of time. Then she seems to almost taunt it, raising her arms and wiggling her body for a second as if she’s dancing. The lion just stares. The Bronx Zoo confirmed the incident by saying: “This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”