Heart-stopping moment woman climbs over a safety barrier at Bronx zoo to taunt lion - and LIVES!

This is the shocking moment a woman climbed into the lion enclosure at a New York zoo and began taunting the predator. 
Video taken over the weekend and shared by realsobrino show an unidentified woman standing with an African lion at the Bronx Zoo. 
It's reported that the woman bypassed the low wooden safety barrier and stepped inside the enclosure.

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An unidentified woman (pictured) climbed over a safety barrier and into the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday
An unidentified woman (pictured) climbed over a safety barrier and into the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday
In the video, the woman is seen staring the lion in the eye as fellow visitors watch on in apprehension. 
The lion watched the woman curiously, as she began to dance and taunt him.
The original poster shared two other videos of the incident, showing the woman playfully waving and trying to get the lion's attention.
'She shouldn't be doing that,' one woman said in the clip.
Another woman asked: 'Is someone with her?' 
In the video posted to Instagram, the woman waves at the confused lion in an attempt to get it's attention (pictured)
In the video posted to Instagram, the woman waves at the confused lion in an attempt to get it's attention (pictured)
The lion watching the intruder dancing inside it's exhibit (pictured) as fellow visitors watch on in shock
The lion watching the intruder dancing inside it's exhibit (pictured) as fellow visitors watch on in shock
In between the woman and the lion is a large concrete moat surrounding the inner exhibit, keeping them separated. 
The woman is not in immediate danger. 
Still, people in the video's comments were unimpressed. 
'I hope she goes right to jail! This is stupid!,' one user wrote.
A woman said: 'Even the lion knows she's an idiot!
Some people were glad the lion was unharmed and didn't suffer because of the strange scene.   
'Thankfully the Lion didn't have to be hurt for her ignorance,' someone said. 
The Bronx Zoo said they learned of the incident after it was reported over the weekend and have a 'zero tolerance policy' on visitors ignoring safety precautions 
The Bronx Zoo confirmed the incident to NBC New York, saying zoo staff received a report that a person had climbed over the safety barrier on Saturday. 
They said: 'This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe.'
'We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.'
It appears the woman is unharmed and it is unclear if any legal action has been taken against her. 
Heart-stopping moment woman climbs over a safety barrier at Bronx zoo to taunt lion - and LIVES! Heart-stopping moment woman climbs over a safety barrier at Bronx zoo to taunt lion - and LIVES! Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:28 Rating: 5

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