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Woman banned from zoo for trying to feed lions cookies

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Memphis Zoo officials have banned a woman who allegedly climbed over a barrier to try to feed the lions cookies.

According to the Associated Press, other zoo patrons reported seeing the woman jump the barrier. She was singing to the animals, they said.

After the barrier, only wire separates guests from the lions inside the enclosure.

Zoo spokeswoman Abbey Dane told Memphis station WMC-TV that the woman's behavior was dangerous for her and the lions.

FOX 13 in Memphis reported the unnamed woman tried something similar last Monday as well.

Security officials saw her tossing food over the barrier so they confronted her, explained the zoo rules on feeding animals and asked to her leave.

After this week's incident she was warned that she would face trespassing charges if she ever returned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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