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Woman banned from zoo for trying to feed cookies to the lions -twice!

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A woman is banned from the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee after climbing over a barrier and trying to feed cookies to the lions.

Zoo staff say this isn’t the first time the woman has tried to this. Last week she simple tossed cookies into the large cat enclosure, but climbing over a barrier was a step too far.

“After repeated offenses, a Zoo visitor was asked to leave permanently when they violated Zoo policy by crossing the first of several barriers which separate our guests from the lion enclosure. This person has been banned from the Memphis Zoo indefinitely. It is crucial that all visitors respect the barriers put in place for the safety of themselves and our animals,” said Abbey Dane who is a spokesperson for the zoo.

The name of the woman has not been released.

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To its credit, the Memphis Zoo has tried to have a little fun on Facebook with the attention the incident has received.