A 20-year old naked man who jumped into the lion cage at a zoo in Chile’ was trying to commit suicide. He survived – but only after the lions attacking him were shot dead.
The young man, who has not been named, broke into the enclosure and took off his clothes as families witnessed the event.
Authorities confirmed the two lions were shot and killed by zoo keepers as they mauled the man. He was later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was said to be in grave condition. A suicide note was reportedly later found in the man’s clothing.
Witnesses reported that man shouted religious statements as he was mauled. Women and children screamed as the event unfolded.
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