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Woman Hops Tiger Fence to Get Hat Back

Toronto Zoo wants to talk to 'moron' in video
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2016 3:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – People at the Toronto Zoo want to talk to somebody who got too close for comfort to one of their Sumatran tigers—for the sake of a hat. A video that surfaced over the weekend shows a woman hopping a fence at the tiger enclosure to retrieve a fallen hat, the CBC reports. The tiger can be seen lunging at the woman, who is behind a second fence. "You're a moron," a man can be heard shouting after she climbs out of the area. "You're a bad example to everyone else's kids." CityNews reports that if the woman, who ignored warning signs, is identified, she could face a maximum $2,000 fine and a long-term zoo ban. (A keeper nicknamed the "tiger whisperer" was killed by a tiger in a Florida zoo.)

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