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.
TheDenver Police and Fire departments initially responded to reportsaround 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.
LateMonday Night, the Denver Zoo issued the following statement, "DenverZoo security was alerted that a disoriented woman was found inside ananimal yard in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit," Denver Zooofficials said in a statement. "No animals were in the yard at thetime."
The 10-acre Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit isdesigned to house up to eight Asian bull elephants in addition togreater one-horned rhinos, clouded leopards, Malayan tapirs, fishingcats, small-clawed otters and flying foxes. The elephants' home has sixinterconnected habitats and more than 100 gated passageways.
The woman's name was not released.
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