Zookeepers were the victims of recent tiger attacks in Spain and Florida. However, unlike the last two incidents in which the big cat just mauled and killed the victims, a tiger attack in China on Saturday resulted in the beast eating a female visitor at a wildlife park.
The incident happened at the Badaling Wildlife Park in Beijing, reportedly triggered by a family argument resulting in the animal attack, reports Chinannews.com. A woman is seen leaving the passenger side and was about to transfer to the driver’s side when the tiger came charging from behind and grabbed her from behind.
The male driver and another woman run after the tiger, but the second female was killed and eaten by the tiger when they attempted to rescue the first woman who was injured also. The park closed temporarily following the incident, but the park management said the reason behind the closure was heavy rain.
Beside the man and a small child who also tried to save their female companion, the wildlife park staff also attempted to save the second woman but failed. The first woman is recovering in a hospital, reports BBC.
It was not the first tiger attack in the park. The first victim, a security guard was mauled, but not eaten, to death in August 2014. The park has a warning to visitors not to leave their vehicle because of the wild animals that roam freely in the wildlife park.
The incident happened just over a month after an alligator attacked and killed a boy in Disneyland in Florida.
VIDEO: Footage shows shocking tiger attack in Beijing’s wildlife park
Source: CCTV News