A Texas woman is facing charges after she climbed into the spider monkey exhibit at the El Paso Zoo and hand-fed the animals Flaming Hot Cheetos.
Zoo staff found out about the dangerous stunt after seeing a video of it posted on social media. The woman is seen hopping over a barrier and standing by a waterfall as she flipped the spicy snack to two monkeys. Moments later, someone helped her climb back out of the enclosure.
The zoo director called the woman “stupid and lucky,” adding that they could have done some significant damage to her. Fortunately, neither she nor the monkeys were harmed. The zoo says it plans to press charges. The woman, who was identified as Lucy Rae, has also been fired from her job at a law firm after her bosses saw the video. (El Paso Times)