MILWAUKEE — A father attempted to get into the elephant exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo Wednesday to "impress his daughter," before being detained.
The zoo said in a statement that the man climbed over a locked, fenced area of the outdoor elephant exhibit. He began to climb over a secondary fence, but did not breach that barrier.
The man never shared space with the zoo's two African elephants who were inside at the time, the zoo says.
A spokesperson for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the man did so to impress his daughter.
A park worker had to detain the man until deputies arrived.
The man had been warned that the area was restricted. The man was issued a citation for trespassing, the Sheriff's Office spokesperson said.
No injuries were reported.