WASHINGTON, DC – A wild deer was attacked after jumping into a lion enclosure!
The young female deer jumped into the lion area on Sunday. It landed in the moat, but was attacked by two lions after it swam ashore!
Onlookers began rooting the deer on as it fought to get free. “Everyone was cheering, ‘Go, go, go’ ” to encourage the deer, witness Josh Shpayher said. “Everyone was rooting for the deer.”
It eventually escaped back to the water, where it waited while zookeepers took the lions out.
Check out its miraculous escape below:
Sadly, the deer had suffered a fatal stomach wound and staff were forced to euthanize it.