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Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take selfie

Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take selfieA jaguar clawed an Arizona woman after she climbed into its enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo in order to take a selfie.  Mobile phone video of the incident showed at least one gash on the woman's left forearm as she writhed on the ground in pain on Saturday. "I hear this young girl screaming: 'Help, help, help' … and the jaguar has clasped its claws outside the cage around her hand and into her flesh," witness Adam Wilkerson told Fox 10 television. The zoo has said that the animal will not be put down.  Mr Wilkerson's mother distracted the jaguar by pushing a water bottle through the cage, and Mr Wilkerson said he pulled the woman away. Cellphone video later showed the animal chewing on a plastic water bottle. The identity of the woman, in her 30s, was being withheld, said Shawn Gilleland, a spokesman for Rural Metro Fire, the agency that responded to the incident. She was taken to a hospital and treated, then later returned to the zoo to apologize, Gilleland said. "She wanted to take a selfie or a picture of the animal, and she put her arm close enough to the cage that the cat was able to reach her," Gilleland said. The zoo's statement said the female jaguar never left its enclosure, and that the incident was being fully investigated. "We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar," the zoo said on Twitter, responding to public concerns the animal might be put down. The barrier surrounds the entire exhibit, creating a buffer of several metres from the enclosure, zoo spokeswoman Kristy Morcom told Fox 10 "There is climbing involved. It's not something that is easily done," Morcom said. "These are wild animals and those barriers are put there for a reason."



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Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take a selfie

Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take a selfie(Reuters) – A jaguar clawed an Arizona woman who climbed over a barrier to take a picture at the Wildlife World Zoo near Phoenix, officials said, and the zoo assured animal lovers the big cat would not be put down.



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Cruise line: Autistic man climbed deck rail, went overboard

Cruise line: Autistic man climbed deck rail, went overboardMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An autistic man missing at sea since Sunday, when he disappeared from a Carnival Cruise Line ship traveling from Alabama to the western Caribbean, went overboard after climbing over a deck rail, the company said Wednesday. The family says he is presumed dead.



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'Heroic' Toddler Climbed Out of Overturned Car to Find Help for Baby Brother After Mom Died in Crash: Police

'Heroic' Toddler Climbed Out of Overturned Car to Find Help for Baby Brother After Mom Died in Crash: PoliceIt's believed they were in the vehicle for days before little Kylen took action.



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Real-life 'Spider-Man' who climbed building to save child to meet with French president

Real-life 'Spider-Man' who climbed building to save child to meet with French presidentIt's surely a stunt out of a Hollywood film. A man's dramatic climb up the side of a building to rescue a child in Paris earned him widespread praise, plus a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron. SEE ALSO: NASA shares the story of how a SpaceX launch completely melted this poor camera 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented Malian migrant, took less than 40 seconds to scale four floors of an apartment block in the city's 18th arrondissement on Saturday afternoon.  Videos of the incident were widely shared on social media, showing Gassama being cheered on by a crowd of onlookers. "I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child," Gassama said, according to AFP. "I felt afraid when I saved the child… (when) we went into the living room, I started to shake, I could hardly stand up, I had to sit down." Firefighters arrived later at the scene. A spokesperson for the Parisian fire department told AFP it was fortunate "there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child." The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, congratulated Gassama for his "act of bravery" on Twitter, and said she had called him personally to "thank him warmly." "He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here," Hidalgo added in another tweet. Il m'a expliqué être arrivé du Mali il y a quelques mois en rêvant de construire sa vie ici. Je lui ai répondu que son geste héroïque est un exemple pour tous les citoyens et que la Ville de Paris aura évidemment à coeur de le soutenir dans ses démarches pour s'établir en France. — Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) May 27, 2018 "I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France."  An online petition has been started to help push immigration authorities to receive Gassama's papers. A presidential spokesperson told AFP that Macron will meet Gassama on Monday morning. Authorities say the child's parents were not at home at the time, according to France 24. The child's father has been placed in custody, and will face court on Sunday evening for neglecting his parental responsibilities. WATCH: We hitched a ride on Potlandia, a dispensary touring 'cannabus'



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The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into Vessel

The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into VesselThe boaters shared a video of the incident to Twitter in an effort to warn others.



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