Graphic video of a man’s entry into a tiger’s habitat at a wildlife park has made world news headlines
I cannot imagine being in a situation like this one for a few seconds, much less for an hour. That’s how long one man spent in a tiger’s enclosure after venturing in, on his own accord.
Sadly, a tiger was shot and killed and the entire zoo evacuated during the incident at Younger Wildlife Park in Ningbo, which is in eastern China.
The man, who looked to be about 50 years old, visited the zoo with his wife and child, and for unknown reasons, entered the habitat.
Many graphic recordings of the attack have popped up online. In many of them, we see one tiger attacking the man while several others watch. Park staff spent more than thirty minutes using firecrackers and a water cannon in an attempt to scare away the tigers, though the attacking tiger was so enraged that he continue to maul the man and eventually drug him away from the crowd.
After the unsuccessful rescue attempt, the man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was quickly pronounced dead. This is the second of such an attack to occur in China in the last six months.
The internet is abuzz after this latest attack.
Man has died after tiger attack at Yageer Zoo in E China. Witnesses say he came close to the beast before being pulled into enclosure. pic.twitter.com/sCrdbgfmhn
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 29, 2017
— China Review Studio (@ChinaLifeng) January 29, 2017
There are a number of videos up on Youtube:
It is haunting to watch the attack unfold and listen to the cries from the crowd of onlookers. Hopefully, people will learn to be cautious and this will be the last attack of its kind at the zoo.