Florida Zoo: Man Injured by Jaguar After Crossing Barrier

The man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, zoo officials said.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was injured by a jaguar at a Florida zoo after climbing over a barrier and moving too close to the animal’s enclosure, officials said. The attack occurred Wednesday at the Range of the Jaguar display at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Florida Times-Union reported. The man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, zoo officials said. The man climbed over a waist-high safety barrier that puts about 4 feet (1.2…

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