The man was carrying a backpack full of brown rice when he entered the tigers’ pen… Chinese man survives mauling from Bengal tigers after jumping in their cage to ‘feed the animals’ A man has survived being mauled by a pair of white Bengal tigers in a Chinese zoo after he jumped into their enclosure with a bag of rice because he “wanted to feed the animals”. Shocked visitors watched on as the man, identified in local media reports as 27-year-old Yang Jinhai, was scratched, bitten and dragged around the tigers’ enclosure before keepers could intervene. ‘Looks like chinese for lunch’Witnesses said they initially thought Mr Yang must have been a member of staff at the zoo himself after he was spotted carrying a backpack in the branches of a tree overlooking the tiger pen. But after a number of fellow tourists started shouted at him to come back down, Mr Yang jumped from the branch into the enclosure. Eyewitness Feng Lin told local media: “He climbed up the outside of the cage and jumped inside expecting, I assume, that the tigers would pounce on him. Instead the two tigers, a male and a female, seemed more nervous than anything else and the female actually ran off. Man survives mauling from Bengal tigers after jumping into zoo pen to ‘feed the animals’
Mr Yang was treated at the 416 Hospital in Chengdu for around a dozen light puncture wounds, and upon his release told reporters he had “wanted to feed the tigers”. His backpack was found to be filled with brown rice, but local media agencies quoted family members saying he had been suffering mental health problems recently and would now be taken for counselling.
When eating chinese I much prefer egg fried rice with spring onions and bean sprouts, as opposed to plain brown rice ;-) Yours Aye.