Woman attacked by jaguar at an Arizona Zoo after climbing over a fence to take a selfie.

A jaguar attacked a woman at a zoo after she climbed a barrier to take a selfie.

The animal reached out and grabbed the woman’s arm with its paw, leaving her with cuts which required medical attention.

The attack took place in the big cat’s enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park near Phoenix, Arizona at approximately 6.40pm on Saturday.

Shawn Gilleland, spokesman for the Rural Metro Fire Department, told the Washington Post that her injuries were not life-threatening.

Paramedics were called “at the request of the family” to treat the unidentified woman, who is in her 30s.