A tourist has allegedly been mauled to death by three tigers in front of his wife and child, after climbing into zoo enclosure, witnesses say.
A photo from a different angle shows the bloodied man being dragged by one of the massive tigers
A horrendous video footage which shows a tourist writhing in agony on the floor after he entered the enclosure of Tigers, inside Ningbo Younger Zoo, in east China, has emerged online, as the man was later mauled ‘to death’ by the tigers in front of his wife and child
Stunned witnesses disclosed to The Sun UK, the father died after he walked towards the hungry cats as they were feeding. The three animals bite and claw his body with their massive paws, though one tiger was shot and killed during the drama.
Local reports say the man has died from his injuries after the the captive creatures bit into his head and neck.
Bystanders said he walked into an isolation zone shortly before 2.30 p.m. local time (6,30 a.m. UK time) and crossed a river that separates the enclosure from visitors.
One horrified witness told the South China Morning Post: “I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood. Every time he sat up, the tiger pushed him down again.”
Shocked witnesses told local news agencies the man was with his wife and child when he entered the ‘Tiger Hill’ enclosure.
Other visitors watch helplessly as his clothes were ripped off and he lay face down on the ground in just pants. At one point in the shocking clip the man unsuccessfully tries to fend off one of the tigers with his foot.
According to ntdtv.com one tiger was then seen dragging the man’s blood-soaked body into the enclosure woods by his foot.
Conflicting reports are still emerging about the man’s condition, with some suggesting medical staff are still treating his injuries and others suggesting he has died.