Drunk zoo visitor reportedly shocked by electric fence in elephant exhibit

DENVER - A drunk visitor to the Denver Zoo caused a scare Monday night when she was reportedly shocked by an electric fence.

At 9:31 p.m., Denver Police tweeted that officers were at the zoo to investigate a "possible electrocution."

7NEWS sent reporter Marshall Zelinger to the area, where he saw several police vehicles and an ambulance.

They later clarified that there was no electrocution and in fact she was not even shocked by the fence.

"Extremely intoxicated female entered elephant pen at zoo & sat down next to electrical wires," police tweeted at 10:08 p.m. "Female transported to nearby hospital due to high level of intoxication."

The Denver Zoo emailed this statement about the incident:

"At around 8:55 p.m., on December 23, 2013, Denver Zoo security was alerted that a disoriented woman was found inside an animal yard in the zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit. No animals were in the yard at that time. The woman was transported for medical care. Denver police and Denver Zoo are talking to guests to determine what happened."