Woman Banned from Zoo for Attempting to Feed Lions Cookies

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463477535MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is banned from the Memphis Zoo after climbing over a barrier and attempting to give cookies to the lions. The woman recently became a zoo member.

WREG-TV reports that she tried to feed cookies to several lions last week by tossing them over a fence. But on Monday, the woman climbed over a barrier at the entrance to Cat Country. Zoo officials say there was still some bars between the woman and the lions as she, once again, tried to feed them cookies.

“After repeated offenses, a Zoo visitor was asked to leave permanently when they violated Zoo policy by crossing the first of several barriers which separate our guests from the lion enclosure. This person has been banned from the Memphis Zoo indefinitely. It is crucial that all visitors respect the barriers put in place for the safety of themselves and our animals,” said zoo spokesperson, Abbey Dane.

The name of the woman has not been released.