During a visit to a zoo in Jamaica, participants experienced a terrifying moment, after a guide tried to play with a lion through bars, but in the middle of the act the animal ripped off part of his fingers.
The incident occurred on May 21, when one of the last tours of the day was taking place. While they were passing through the attraction called St. Elizabeth, where an African lion was, the keeper decided to show how he cuddled the lion through the protective net.
The keeper wanted to surprise his audience by trying to pet the animal, even though it roared when the handler got close to his fingers, many people believed it was a normal part of this process and that it wouldn’t be dangerous.
The beginning of the absurd spectacle of the man with the lion: he turns his back and the beast begins to get impatient.
The animal is very upset and after several attempts to take the hand of the man, finally bites his finger. As the man screams and is seen using all his strength to pull the animal out and let go of its hand, the lion refuses to do so.
After struggling through the wire, the lion finally lets go and the man falls to the ground amidst screams of pain. A meter behind him, tourists filmed the scene thinking it was a trick or a joke.
Soon after, the man puts his hand in and pulls it out repeatedly to touch the animal’s jaws.
According to jamaicaobserver.com, the accident occurred in May and the corollary was that the man lost his finger, which was devoured by the lion. The incident was witnessed by more than 15 guests. One of them claimed that it all happened when the zoo tour was drawing to a close and the caretaker, inside a clumsy effort to impress visitorsHe tried to stroke the lion. However, she only irritated the animal.
“When it happened, I thought it was a joke. I didn’t realize the gravity of this, because it’s his job to put on a show,” he thought, adding that everyone realized the gravity of the case when they saw it. fall to the ground and saw blood. The video went viral on social media. quickly and many criticized the man for being irresponsible and reckless. “He was an idiot”one user said. “He got what he deserved”another said.
The man struggles to extricate himself from the dandelions by straining his leg. The wild cat devoured his finger.
As the criticisms grew, the zoo issued a statement assuring everyone that the establishment is a safe place for visitors.
Jamaica Zoo Attractions’s statement commenting on the incident of the lion eating a man’s finger.
They explained that the man in the video was a “contractor” and clarified that what has been done does not represent or respect the procedures and safety policies that must be followed at all times in the structures.