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Heart-stopping moment woman climbs over a safety barrier at Bronx zoo to taunt lion - and LIVES!
The woman who was caught on camera climbing into a lion's enclosure at a NYC zoo has posted a rap video on Instagram as police continue to search for her.
Myah Autry was identified as the woman who jumped the safety barrier at the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday.
Videos taken by shocked onlookers showed the 32-year-old waving to the lion from inside the enclosure.
Police have been looking for Autry, who lives in Harlem, ever since the videos went viral on social media.
The video was captioned: 'I'm karma, darma with the flames. I am fifteen Cleopatras believe me, rapping & doing push up's at the same time. My name is 'Queen Empress Myáh Lareé Israelite' and don't you mutha f**as ever forget it'.
She has shared multiple posts on Instagram since the incident at the zoo last weekend.
Autry even shared the footage taken by shocked witnesses as they filmed her staring down the lion when she climbed into the enclosure.
Myah Autry was identified as the woman who jumped the safety barrier at the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday
Autry even shared the footage taken by shocked witnesses as they filmed her staring down the lion when she climbed into the enclosure
During the ordeal, the lion, remarkably, stood still and watched the woman as she began to dance and taunt him.
Autry was filmed waving and trying to get the lion's attention.
The only thing separating her and the lion was a concrete moat surrounding the inner exhibit.
It later emerged that Autry had been at the zoo celebrating her birthday.
She documented her day on Instagram and shared a video of her smoking what appeared to be a joint outside of the zoo's entrance.
Other images and videos posted on Autry's account from that day showed her trying to interact with peacocks and giraffes
Autry said in that video that she was about to go 'f**k with mother nature'.
Other images and videos posted on Autry's account from that day showed her trying to interact with peacocks and giraffes.
After visiting the zoo, she spent some time in Times Square and even posed for a photo with officers from the New York Police Department.
A representative with the NYPD told DailyMail.com that a complaint report was filed against the woman.
The zoo said her actions in the lion enclosure was a 'serious violation and unlawful trespass'.
They said they have a 'zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers'.
The woman - who refers to herself as Queen Empress Myah Laree Israelite on Instagram - had been at the Bronx zoological park celebrating her birthday
This is the shocking moment a woman climbed into the lion enclosure at a New York zoo and began taunting the predator.
Video taken over the weekend and shared by realsobrino show an unidentified woman standing with an African lion at the Bronx Zoo.
It's reported that the woman bypassed the low wooden safety barrier and stepped inside the enclosure.
An unidentified woman (pictured) climbed over a safety barrier and into the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday
In the video, the woman is seen staring the lion in the eye as fellow visitors watch on in apprehension.
The lion watched the woman curiously, as she began to dance and taunt him.
The original poster shared two other videos of the incident, showing the woman playfully waving and trying to get the lion's attention.
'She shouldn't be doing that,' one woman said in the clip.
Another woman asked: 'Is someone with her?'
In the video posted to Instagram, the woman waves at the confused lion in an attempt to get it's attention (pictured)
In between the woman and the lion is a large concrete moat surrounding the inner exhibit, keeping them separated.
The woman is not in immediate danger.
Still, people in the video's comments were unimpressed.
'I hope she goes right to jail! This is stupid!,' one user wrote.
A woman said: 'Even the lion knows she's an idiot!
Some people were glad the lion was unharmed and didn't suffer because of the strange scene.
'Thankfully the Lion didn't have to be hurt for her ignorance,' someone said.
The Bronx Zoo said they learned of the incident after it was reported over the weekend and have a 'zero tolerance policy' on visitors ignoring safety precautions
The Bronx Zoo confirmed the incident to NBC New York, saying zoo staff received a report that a person had climbed over the safety barrier on Saturday.
They said: '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.'
It appears the woman is unharmed and it is unclear if any legal action has been taken against her.