He jumped into the enclosure to get a free pass—and it cost him his life.
A man was killed at a resort on Dongqian Lake in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, after he jumped into an enclosure to avoid paying for the zoo’s admission fee. The man was mauled to death by tigers. Sadly, one of the animals were shot to death by the local police.
According to reports, the victim, identified only by his surname Zhang, climbed a fence with a friend instead of buying tickets. Zhang’s wife and two children, as well as his friend’s wife, bought tickets to enter the zoo.
While his friend stayed behind, Zhang passed through a wire netting and jumped into the tiger enclosure. A tiger then suddenly attacked him, followed by other tigers inside the closure. Zhang was mauled to death, while other visitors to the park watched from a distance, taking out their cell phones to take photos and videos.
One tiger was shot dead by local police, and three others nearby were dispersed using firecrackers. Zhang later died in the hospital.