- A man was mauled to death by three tigers inside a zoo in China
- The man was allegedly attacked in front of his wife and child
- It is not clear how the victim ended up inside the tiger enclosure
- Local media reports said the man walked the hungry cats during feeding time
A still unidentified male tourist died after he was mauled to death by three tigers inside zoo in China on Sunday afternoon, January 29.
The terrifying scene was captured on video by onlookers who could only watch in horror as the beasts dragged the victim by his feet towards a nearby tree.
A South China Morning Post (SCMP) story on the incident said it happened inside the Ningbo Youngor Zoo in Zhejiang province around 2:30 pm; prompting the zoo management to close the place as rescuers tried desperately to snatch the victim from the animals.
They eventually scared the tigers away using firecrackers and water cannons after more than an hour but the man was pronounced dead in the hospital. He reportedly died from the injuries.
SCMP quoted one witness as saying: “I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood. Every time he sat up, the tiger pushed him down again.”
It’s not clear how the man ended up inside the tiger enclosure before he was attacked.
However, a separate article on The Sun, citing local media reports, said the man walked the hungry cats during feeding time.
Also, some witnesses claimed the man was attacked in front of his wife and child, although this claim cannot be immediately verified.
Click the images below to watch the videos of the incident from two different angles. (WARNING: Scenes may contain disturbing images. Viewer’s discretion is advised.)