A woman who was seen in a viral video entering a spider monkey enclosure at the El Paso Zoo in Texas and feeding them Hot Cheetos has been fired from her job as a result.
The Lovett Law Firm in El Paso says the woman in the video, who was identified as Lucy Rae, was a litigation assistant on their personal injury division. She was fired as soon as her identity was revealed.
The Firm released the following statement:
"We learned this morning that the individual who was filmed trespassing in the spider monkey enclosure of the El Paso Zoo was an employee of Lovett Law Firm. She has been terminated. The firm has always been a strong supporter of animals and animal advocacy. We absolutely do not condone this irresponsible and reckless behavior. We support the El Paso Zoo and our thoughts go out to the spider monkeys, Libby and Sunday, and hope that they will recover from this very traumatic experience."
The woman's actions were described as "stupid and lucky" by the director of the El Paso Zoo. Her actions could have caused her to be attacked by the monkeys, and could have also harmed the monkeys as well. Apparently, they are on a strict diet and Hot Cheetos are not exactly the best thing for them to be eating.
The Zoo filed a complaint with the police and a case is under investigation