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Listen: Fire department releases 911 tape following jaguar attack at Arizona zoo

Posted: 3:29 PM, Mar 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-10 16:29:24-04
Listen: Fire department releases 911 tape following jaguar attack at Arizona zoo

PHOENIX — 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 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

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.

The woman was injured while trying to take a selfie with a 4- to 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."

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