Image Credit: co.uk
Zoo officials explain that the victim was unlucky in trying to access without paying the facilities, as he fell in the enclosure of tigers.
The zoo in eastern China, a 50-year-old man died on Sunday attacked by a tiger. The man couldn’t afford the entrance fee of 130 yuan (£150. In a statement published by the newspaper Global Times, the Youngor Zoo of the city of Ningbo (Zhejiang Province) noted that the deceased, surnamed Zhang, came to the zoo with his wife, his two children and marriage friend of the family. Zhang and the husband of the other couple surnamed Li, ignored the warning signs and attempted to leap a ten-foot wall, but only the first one got into the area reserved for the tigers.
One of the animals attacked the unwary visitor, who spent more than an hour receiving tiger claws until he could be rescued, although nothing could be done to save his life and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Crowds in the zoo recorded the attack, so videos of the zoo are now widely circulated by social networks, where you can see that the victim is lying on the ground and one tiger is biting his head and neck while two other tigers circle around the place.
Image Credit: freemalaysiatoday.com
These large cat-to-human attacks, which occur with sad frequency, show the deep level of stress, anxiety and agitation these animals experience every day in their lives,” the PETA statement said.
It is the second deadly tiger attack in China in recent months, following an attack in a suburban Beijing zoo in July 2016, when a 57-year-old woman died trying to save her daughter from the attack.
That daughter, about 30 years old, had voluntarily left her car in an area where they could freely pass these animals, so her reckless attitude was highly criticized, although other voices denounced that the zoo’s security measures, located at Side of the Great Wall, were insufficient.