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A 400-Pound Tiger Mauled A Man At The Bronx Zoo Zoo officials at the Bronx Zoo are reviewing safety procedures following a bizarre occurrence on Friday. A man leaped from a moving monorail train at the zoo and plummeted over a protective fence with a 400-pound tiger in the Wild Asia exhibit. “ We review everything, but we honestly think we provide a safe experience ,” the Zoo Director, Jim Breheny said. “ And this is just an extraordinary occurrence … somebody was deliberately trying to endanger themselves .” The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before zoo officials chased the tiger away using a fire extinguisher. The man suffered bites and punctures on his arms, legs, shoulders and back and broke an arm and a leg. The 25-year-old man was conscious and talking after the mauling, Breheny said. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in stable condition on Friday night, but his family has requested that no further information be released. Officials believe the man was visiting the zoo alone. Zoo director Jim Breheny said the man was lucky to escape the tiger’s attack. “ If not for the quick response by our staff and their ability to perform well in emergency situations, the outcome would have been very different ,” Breheny said. The tiger mauling happened at around 3 p.m. in the Wild Asia exhibit, where a train with open sides takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide along the top edge of a fence past elephants, deer and a tiger enclosure. Passengers don’t have seat belts strapping them in on the ride, and the man apparently jumped out of his train car with a leap powerful enough to clear the 16-foot-high perimeter fence. The tiger will not be euthanized, zoo officials said. “ The tiger did nothing wrong in this episode, ” Breheny said. The man was mauled by an 11-year-old male Siberian tiger named Bashuta, which has been at the zoo for three years. After zoo staff chased the tiger off, the man was instructed to roll under an electrified wire to get to safety, Breheny said. Zookeepers then called the tiger into a holding area. “ When someone is determined to do something harmful to themselves ,  it’s very hard to stop that,”  Breheny said. There are 10 tigers at the Wild Asia exhibit, but Bashuta was the only one on display at the time. There are no surveillance cameras in that area of the exhibit.  

Man Gets Mauled By 400-Pound Tiger After Jumping Off Monorail At Bronx Zoo

A man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo on Friday after he leaped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fenceA 400-Pound Tiger Mauled A Man At The Bronx Zoo

Zoo officials at the Bronx Zoo are reviewing safety procedures following a bizarre occurrence on Friday. A man leaped from a moving monorail train at the zoo and plummeted over a protective fence with a 400-pound tiger in the Wild Asia exhibit. “We review everything, but we honestly think we provide a safe experience,” the Zoo Director, Jim Breheny said. “And this is just an extraordinary occurrence … somebody was deliberately trying to endanger themselves.”

The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before zoo officials chased the tiger away using a fire extinguisher. The man suffered bites and punctures on his arms, legs, shoulders and back and broke an arm and a leg.

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3 comments

  1. In my Goldmember voice, “He wanted to be one with the Tizer”…..

  2. These dumb caucasoids LOVE animals so much, they will die for them!

    This cracker said, “he wanted to be with the tigers”!!! This is why he jumped over in the bin with this animal.

    I KEEP TELLING Y’ALL crackers ARE CRAZY!!!

    Do y’all belive, now? You don’t have to answer.

    OVERstand Me?

  3. GIVE THE TIGER A PORK CHOP…

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