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Monday, July 27, 2015

VIDEO: Ohio Man Jumps Fence at Columbus Zoo to Pet Cougars

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:02 PM

A man is facing charges after he jumped a fence at the Columbus Zoo last week to get up close and personal with a couple of cougars and then posted footage of his escapade to YouTube. Zoo officials are calling the video "alarming" and are looking to prosecute 35-year-old Joshua Newell for trespassing. The video, which shows Newell calling out "Here, kitty kitty," and attempting to stick his fingers in a cougar's mouth at one point (1:38), can be viewed below:




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