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Woman Who Climbed Into Zoo Enclosure Says She Is A Lion Now

Woman Who Climbed Into Zoo Enclosure Says She Is A Lion Now

A woman who became famous after she climbed into a lion's enclosure at a zoo says she now believes she is a lion herself.

Myah Autry, 32, told a reporter she now thinks she's a reincarnated lion. She made the claim while travelling to court after being taken in for a shoplifting charge in Kearny, New Jersey.

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She said: "I am the lion now. Can't you tell? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? Do your history young man! Do your history, it's called reincarnation. I am the lion now."

When she became famous in September, she'd just casually climbed in to the pen of the obviously dangerous big cat at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

Myah Autry now believes she is a lion. Credit: NBC New York
Myah Autry now believes she is a lion. Credit: NBC New York

After dancing in front of the animal, she thankfully managed to escape without a scratch on her. But despite her behaviour sparking outrage - if the lion had hurt her it could have been killed - she did not show any remorse for her behaviour.

She said she wasn't in any danger because of the 'moat' between her and the lion, telling NBC New York: "I fear nobody. No animal, no human, no one. So no, I wasn't fearing of the lion because the lion loved me. That's why he came to me and I let the lion know: Lion, I love you."

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Myah did not want to comment on the shoplifting allegations against her.

Myah appears to believe she has made friends with the lion whose enclosure she entered. Credit: NBC New York
Myah appears to believe she has made friends with the lion whose enclosure she entered. Credit: NBC New York

She is still wanted on a criminal trespass charge over the Bronx Zoo issue, but says she will hand herself in to police on an unspecified date.

The lady even had a message for her lion 'friend', telling him: "I love you lion, hope they treating you right in the zoo. Know Myah love you.

"I didn't mean to mistreat you or nothing.

"I seen how you came to me. We connected. To the kids, respect your parents please. Your teachers. Authority."

Prior to being spoken to by police, she said: "I know you're gonna put this s*** on the news. I know it's gonna be all over. When I am ready to talk about the particular situation of the lion, I will."

The Bronx Zoo said in a statement: "This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe.

"We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers."

Featured Image Credit: NBC New York

Topics: US News, Animals

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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