Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. A Texas woman may face criminal charges after she was filmed climbing into a monkey habitat at an El Paso zoo and feeding Hot Cheetos to two spider monkeys. The woman, identified by KVIA as Lucy Rae, giggles as she tosses the red-hot junk food at the monkeys named Libby and Sunday, according to the footage posted on social media. Rae is facing a potential misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge for her wild caught-on-camera stunt Saturday, cops told The Post on Tuesday. Enrique Carrillo wrote in an email to The Post. The Lovett Law Firm, where Rae worked as a litigation assistant, fired her after footage of the disturbing incident surfaced online. The video, which had been viewed more than , times as of early Tuesday, prompted many jeers online.
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A Texas woman hand-fed Hot Cheetos to two spider monkeys after illegally climbing into the primates' habitat at the El Paso Zoo. Over the weekend, a Texas woman hopped over a barrier at the El Paso Zoo to enter the facility's spider monkey enclosure. Zoo officials told ABC7 and Newsweek that the woman, whose identity has not been shared with the public, entered the enclosure and fed Hot Cheetos to the monkeys — named Libby and Sunday. Video footage shared on Instagram by the Real Fit Fam El Paso account shows an individual throwing Hot Cheetos towards the animals while standing beside a waterfall in the enclosure. They could do some substantial damage to you," zookeeper Mason Kleist told ABC7, noting that the woman put herself in harm's way by entering the habitat. According to the zookeeper, Libby and Sunday have a specialized diet, so being fed human food could cause stomach problems and bowel disruptions for the two spider monkeys. In addition, she put the animals at risk of contracting COVID by engaging with them at a close distance. Kleist also noted that the woman disrupted the zookeepers' and monkeys' relationship through her actions.
WVLT - Two people are now charged with animal cruelty after officials found a nine-week-old monkey dead in a hot car near the Soaky Mountain Waterpark. When officers arrived, they found a nine-week-old marmoset monkey deceased in a car in the parking lot. The post says another marmoset monkey was also in the vehicle.
The El Paso Zoo visitor has been identified, arrested, and even fired from her job. I'm just a humble food and beverage writer: I'm not here to be a buzzkill and tell you not to live your dreams. But if your dream is to jump into a monkey exhibit at the zoo so you can feed them Flamin' Hot Cheetos , then… yeah… maybe don't do that. Or at least know that there will be consequences as a Texas woman can now attest to. Over the weekend, a woman at the El Paso Zoo was filmed feeding spider monkeys what were said to be Flamin' Hot Cheetos after hopping over a fence to enter their enclosure. In the video, posted to Instagram , she can be seen sitting near a waterfall, offering food to two of the monkeys. She then walks back though the knee-high water, smiling, with onlookers chuckling, before she is helped back over the fence. After the incident, employees at the zoo were open about their displeasure and said they had planned to press charges. These are primates we're talking about here, so they can do some substantial damage to you. They have large canines; they're stronger than they look.