A man has reportedly been mauled to death in front of his wife and child after he climbed into a tiger enclosure at Ningbo Younger Zoo, in east China as the big cats were feeding.
In an hour-long rescue effort, zoo keepers tried scaring the tigers with firecrackers and water cannons but not before they bit and clawed at the man’s head and neck until he perished. One tiger was reportedly shot and killed during the attack.
A witness told 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.”
Video below shows the terrifying scene as onlookers film the chaos on their phones.