A woman climbed into the lion enclosure at a New York zoo, then posted videos of it on Instagram

A woman who climbed into a lion enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York posted footage of the incident on Instagram over the weekend.

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A woman who climbed into a lion enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York posted footage of the incident on Instagram over the weekend.
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  • A woman who visited the Bronx Zoo in New York over the weekend climbed over a fence into the lion enclosure.
  • The woman, who identifies herself on Instagram as Queen Empress Myáh Lareé Israelite, posted several videos of the incident.
  • In the footage, she can be seen climbing over the fence and waving at and speaking to the animal from just meters away.
  • The Bronx Zoo filed a complaint alleging criminal trespass, the New York Police Department told CNN.
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A woman who climbed over a fence into the African lion enclosure at the Bronx Zoo over the weekend posted videos of the incident on Instagram.

The footage posted by the woman, who calls herself Queen Empress Myáh Lareé Israelite on Instagram, appears to have been captured by someone accompanying her.

She can be seen climbing over the fence into the enclosure and standing just meters from the male lion.

A voice in the background can be heard saying, “You’re not supposed to do that.” The woman says, “I want to get closer to him. I’m sorry.”

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I REALLY HAVE NO FEAR OF NOTHING BREATHING‼️ ☀️Lioness ???? Instincts????????REAL HEBREW GIRL???? :ANIMALS CAN FEEL LOVE JUST LIKE HUMANS???????? ????I COME IN SHALOM????INDIGO HEBREW ISRAELITE CHILD OF “THE MOST HIGH” . ”Its funny Cause you can hear Grown Men Scared smh???? ; . “Only People wasn’t scared was me and The Chidren. All the Adults was Scared ???? : ☀️????????????Everybody Lions Until theY Meet Them in the Flesh????Let’s just Say The Lions & the Children and Kids that Witnessed “Queen Empress Myáh Lareé Israelite” Go In With the Lions ???? ‼️ And Made it Out Alive???????? “I’m From Brownsville I never Ran And I never WiLL????????unless I'm getting in Shape????????????☀️????????

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A second video shows her in the enclosure standing opposite the lion, which stares directly at her.

In a caption, she wrote: “MY SOUL IS PURE THIS IS WHY I MADE IT OUT.”

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Thank You ”Most High” For allowing Me to Actually Live this Life Experience As I trust in You????????☀️???????????? : ”I Literally Went in his Habbitat and He did not Grauel or He didn't not go into Attack Mode‼️???????? Why? Like All things, Even Animals know if your acting out of Love & Fearlessness. When I say NO FEAR THATS NOT ABOUT EGO ???? ITS ABOUT BEING ONE WITH MOTHER’S NATURE AND LOVING ALL THINGS‼️ : “I Entered His Home in Peace & He let me Leave in Peace ☮️ ????????☀️????????????⚖️ShaloM ???? : ☀️✡️MY SOUL IS PURE THIS IS WHY I MADE IT OUT???????? ☀️????????????OH P.S IT WAS 2 LIONS BY THE WAY : . ????????????????IF YOU LOOK CLOSE ENOUGH YOU’LL SEE THE MOST HIGH ALLOWED THE SEASON TO CHANGE! PAY ATTENTION TO THE LEAVES ????

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Another video posted on her page captured her waving to the lion, who was still staring at her.

She can be heard speaking to the lion, apparently in an attempt to provoke a reaction. She refers to the animal as “baby” and says, “I love you.”

The incident was also caught on camera by another visitor at the zoo.

A Bronx Zoo representative told CNN that “this action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death.”

The zoo filed a complaint alleging criminal trespass, the New York Police Department told CNN.