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The owner of the zoo Pierre Thivillon takes care of a gorilla on May 17, 2021, at the zoological park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, two days ahead of its reopening as part of France's latest step toward the ending of its third nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

A woman in Texas went to a zoo in El Paso over the weekend . . . climbed into a monkey enclosure . . . and started feeding them FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS.

They were spider monkeys, which aren’t huge.  But they can still do a lot of damage if they want to.  And obviously Cheetos aren’t part of their normal diet.

Luckily, the woman wasn’t hurt, and the monkeys will probably be okay.  A zookeeper said the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos could cause stomach issues and bowel disruptions though.

The director of the zoo called it “stupid,” and said they definitely plan to press charges.  They also have to install a higher fence now to make sure no one else tries it.

Last we checked, police hadn’t released the woman’s name yet . . . but her boss did, because she’s already been FIRED over it.

They recognized her from a video someone posted online.  Her name is Lucy Rae, and she was working at a law firm as a litigation assistant.