Tigers kill man who stuck his arm into zoo cage in northeastern India

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December 20, 2007 06:31

 
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A man who stuck his arm into the tiger enclosure at a zoo in northeast India bled to death after two big cats tore off his limb as his family and dozens of visitors watched, a zoo official said. The man, identified as 50-year-old Jayaprakash Bezbaruah, avoided zoo safety precautions Wednesday in an apparent attempt to photograph the two adult Bengal tigers up close, said Gauhati zoo warden Narayan Mahanta. "The man ignored warnings from keepers, crossed the first barrier and stretched his hand into the enclosure that housed a male and a female tiger," he said. "The animals grabbed his limb and tore it apart at the shoulder." Bezbaruah, who had been visiting the zoo with his wife and two children, was rushed to a local hospital but died of blood loss, said Mahanta. "I have never encountered such a bizarre incident in my 11 years as a wildlife official. It was shocking," Mahanta said.

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