A woman was attacked by a jaguar after she got too close to the animal's enclosure to take a selfie. The incident occurred at the Zoologico Bio Zoo located in Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Noemi Rosas Fragoza, was attacked during her visit to the Zoo after she got too close to the caged jaguar while attempting to take a selfie with it. She had reportedly crossed the security line to approach the animal. The animal managed to bite her arm and scratch her face.

According to reports, many witnessed the shocking incident and managed to rescue her from the Jaguar’s cage by dragging her away. She then received first aid by the staff members of the zoo after which, paramedics from the Red Cross arrived at the scene.

The woman was then taken to a regional hospital and her condition is said to be serious. She is now facing the risk of having her arm amputated as the animal had managed to sever a tendon.

Gonzalo Rodriguez Diaz, the legal representative of the zoo, said the animal was simply following its natural instincts and therefore, no further action will be taken against the jaguar. He added that Fragoza put herself at risk by crossing the security line.

The zoo has, however, agreed to pay the medical bills of the woman and also laid emphasis on the rules that visitors are forbidden from touching or feeding animals that are inside cages.

Representational image of a jaguar in its cage at a zoo in San Ana, near San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 2, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate PP06020101