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Woman jumps into lion cage at zoo to retrieve her hat

By Mason White 6:10 PM April 21, 2016
Woman in tiger cage to retrieve hat 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a woman climbed into a tiger cage at a zoo in order to retrieve her hat, police in Canada said.

Officials at the Toronto Zoo, are investigating the incident after a video that was uploaded to YouTube, shows a woman jumping over a fence to retrieve a hat that fell into a tiger cage.

In the video, the woman can be seen climbing down the fence and reaching in to grab the hat, while a tiger, which was separated by a second fence, lunged toward her.

After retrieving the hat, she jumped back over the fence as a group of spectators watched her in horror.

One person told the woman that she is an idiot, while another said that she set a bad example for children by her reckless behavior.

Toronto Zoo spokeswoman Jennifer Tracey said she learned about the incident by seeing the YouTube video. It was very irresponsible of this person to jump into the tiger cage as she provoked the animal, Tracey said.

Zoo officials warned visitors not to get close to any animal, and if an item falls into a cage, a staff member who is well equipped to handle such a situation, should be notified.