DENVER (USA TODAY) -- A woman who entered the Denver Zoo's elephant enclosure during a holiday lights event was transported to a hospital because she was extremely intoxicated, police said.
Denver Police and Fire departments initially responded to reports
around 9 p.m. MT Monday of someone who might have been shocked. Instead,
police said on Twitter that they found the woman had entered the enclosure and sat down next to electrical wires.
Monday Night, the Denver Zoo issued the following statement, "Denver
Zoo security was alerted that a disoriented woman was found inside an
animal yard in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit," Denver Zoo
officials said in a statement. "No animals were in the yard at the
The 10-acre Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit is
designed to house up to eight Asian bull elephants in addition to
greater one-horned rhinos, clouded leopards, Malayan tapirs, fishing
cats, small-clawed otters and flying foxes. The elephants' home has six
interconnected habitats and more than 100 gated passageways.
The woman's name was not released.
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