- A young man has been killed by a tiger in front of his horrified wife and child
- He was visiting Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo, Chin with family
- A video emerged of the tiger dragging the man under a tree and mauling him
- One tiger in the enclosure was shot dead by park staff after the rescue attempt
A young man has been killed by a tiger in front of his horrified wife and child after getting dragged into its zoo enclosure.
The incident occurred at the Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Shanghai.
An onlooker took footage of the tiger dragging the man under some trees and sinking its teeth into his neck as two other big cats lurked behind.
Zoo visitors raised the alarm soon after he was attacked by the predator but it took zoo staff about an hour to grapple the man from the tiger’s firm grip, according to local reports.
The tigers were eventually driven away by firecrackers and a water cannon, said a report in the Beijing Youth Daily, which added that the man was rushed to hospital but later died.
One tiger in the enclosure was shot dead by local forestry bureau staff.