We do not know why she did this.
This past weekend at the Bronx Zoo, some kook climbed into the lion enclosure and wobbled herself at a male lion, as if daring him to jump the ditch and eat her (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bronx-Zoo-Lion-561880561.html). The NBC Nooze piece does not tell us how they got her out of there. Fortunately the lion didn’t seem to want to have much to do with her.
This reminds me of a story!
Coming home drunk, late at night, a husband decided he didn’t want to face his wife. Too beneered to see where he was going, he wound up at the local zoo, blundered into the lion cage, and fell asleep with his head pillowed on the lion.
Early the next morning his wife tracked him down and found him in the lion cage, just beginning to wake up.
“Come out of there, you coward!”
*** All right, so it wasn’t that funny. But it’s funnier than all the kooks we have on the loose, these days. No one at NBC seems to have asked anyone at the zoo what they thought the woman was trying to do. If the reporter went to journalism school, such a question would never have occurred to him.