A lion at the Bronx Zoo has a new girlfriend after a crazed woman jumped over the barrier and into the lion’s home. Caught on video, a woman in a red dress, blond wig, leopard print shawl and carrying roses, threw flowers at the big cat.

According to zoo officials, the incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. They were notified about the unhinged woman by witnesses.

By the time zoo security got there, she was already gone. Zoo officials want the public to know that while the woman did break into the enclosure, she was still protected by a large moat that separates the lion from the general public.

Witnesses believe that the Lion Queen is Myah Autry and according to the Bronx Zoo this is not the first time she has broken in to see her lion lover. (Credit: YouTube)
Witnesses believe that the Lion Queen is Myah Autry and according to the Bronx Zoo this is not the first time she has broken in to see her lion lover. (Credit: YouTube)

The Bronx Zoo said that if the woman is identified the zoo will charge her for trespassing. They released a statement following the bizarre incident and said, “Video shows she crossed a barrier into a planted area near the exhibit. The woman was not in the exhibit as has been falsely reported and she was never in the same space as the lions.”

The zoo spokesperson later said that “this situation involves one individual who is determined to harass our lions with no regard for her safety, or the safety of our staff and our guests, and no regard for the well-being of the lions. We have an NYPD substation in the park and are working closely with them to resolve this situation with this individual,” he added. “The Bronx Zoo has a zero-tolerance policy in matters such as this and will aggressively seek prosecution against this individual and anyone who violates park safety rules.”

According to a witness, the woman was also yelling things at the lion. The animal lover is heard proclaiming her love to the cat and saying things like “King, I love you,” and “I came back for you.” Witnesses to the crazy event called it totally surreal.

At one point, the crazed woman appeared to throw $100 bills at the lion while telling that cat that she missed him.

One man was able to capture the moment on video and his wife thinks she knows who the unknown cat lover is. She believes the crazy cat lady is Myah Autry and other residents of the Bronx seem to agree.

To further prove their assumptions, Autry recently posted a video of herself on Instagram in the exact same outfit that the Lion Queen wore during the viral video.

In Sep. 2019, Myah Autry broke into the lion enclosure and also professed her love for the big cat. The woman was seen dancing and taunting one of the lions.

Autry was later arrested outside the Barclay Center for criminal trespassing. Police were able to arrest her back then because she had posted photos and video of herself inside the lion enclosure.

Myah Autry calls herself the Lion Queen and believes she is a reincarnated lion. After her dangerous stunt back in 2019 she said, “I fear nobody. No animal, no human, no one. So no, I wasn’t fearing of the lion because the lion loved me,” she said after the 2019 incident. “That’s why he came to me and I let the lion know: Lion, I love you.”

Bronx residents were surprised that the unhinged woman was able to get into the lion’s enclosure again and many of them are calling for the zoo to add better security and safety features. Leo Morales said, “They definitely need better security. If she’s able to do that a second time, there’s no telling what’ll happen the third time. She might not be so lucky.”

The Bronx Zoo plans to investigate the bizarre incident.