Tiger fatally attacks man in China, shot dead

Casey Mills
January 29, 2017

A tiger killed a visitor to a wildlife park in eastern China on Sunday after the man apparently entered its enclosure, the second such attack in just six months, media reports said.

After crossing into an enclosure strip in Ningbo Youngor Zoo, in the country's Zhejiang province, the man began teasing three of the animals as they were being fed.

The man was severely bitten in his neck as well as his head by the tigers, and then was left in excruciating pain on the ground with nothing left on his body except his bloody wounds and his trousers.

The tiger was shot dead by the police. Every time he sat up, the tiger pushed him down again'.

One witness told the South China Morning Post: 'I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood.

The surveillance footage is now being reviewed, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Although the zoo keepers had attempted to intimidate and scare the tigers away using water cannons as well as fireworks, all three tigers were completely unaffected and proceeded with their attack on the man.

Following the attack, the man was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

A man has died following an hour-long tiger attack at a Chinese wildlife park after he reportedly entered the animal's enclosure.

In July past year, a woman was mauled to death by tigers in a wildlife park in Beijing as she tried to save her daughter from the animals.

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