Hold on to your hats.
Toronto Zoo officials have launched an investigation after a video posted to YouTube on Saturday testified a woman climbing a barrier at a tiger paddock, apparently to retrieve her hat.
The unidentified maiden can be seen clambering over the first of two fencings separating the Sumatran beasts from zoogoers, as one of the felines anxiously paces backward and forward, the CDC reports.
Witnesses can be heard shouting at the devoted hat-wearer, with one person in the video calling her a moron.
“You’re a bad instance for everyone else’s teenagers, ” another articulation calls out.
While the woman wasnt in danger of being attacked by the beasts due to the second barricade, Toronto Zoo representative Jennifer Tracey told the CDC she still could have pained herself and the animals.
“She easily could have ended an ankle from rushing over, ” Tracey said. “The barriers are there for a reason. They’re not only there for the visitors, but they’re also there to protect the swine in our care.
Zoo officials have not been able to find the woman in the video and are questioning witness to come forward with any information.
The incident comes just days after a Florida zookeeper was mauled to extinction by a tiger. 38 -year-old Stacey Konwiser, known as The Tiger Whisperer at the Palm Beach Zoo, was attacked inside the beasts habitat while preparing for a show.
According to the Toronto Zoo, there are only about 350 Sumatran beasts left in the wild.