Memphis Zoo bans woman who tried to feed cookies to the lions

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Zoo has banned a woman who climbed over barriers and tried to give cookies to the lions.

She’s apparently tried this once before.

The woman, whose name hasn’t been released, climbed over a barrier at the zoo Monday at the entrance to Cat Country. There were still bars between her and the lions and she tried to feed them cookies.

Lion at the Memphis Zoo, in the area where the woman tried to feed them cookies (Photo: Ashley Crockett, WREG)

Lion at the Memphis Zoo, in the area where the woman tried to feed them cookies (Photo: Ashley Crockett, WREG)

The woman tried to feed the cookies last week by tossing them to the lions.

The Memphis Zoo has banned her indefinitely, WREG reports.

The zoo also tried to have a little fun with the incident, posting this message on its Facebook page:

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