Thursday, 7 August 2014
NEWSLINK: Tiger Rips Off 11-Year-Old Boy's Hand as He Strokes Big Cat at Brazilian Zoo [GRAPHIC VIDEO]
An 11-year-old boy's hand was partially amputated after it was nearly ripped off by a tiger at a southern Brazilian zoo.
The incident happened at the Cascavel Zoo in the state of Parana, when the boy, along with his father and three-year-old brother, got into the restricted part of the tiger's enclosure.
The father reportedly allowed his son to enter the prohibited area and stroke the tiger. The next moment the boy was seen in a pool of blood, Scallywag and Vagabond reported.
According to an eye witness, the boy was trying to feed the tiger, named Hu, with meat pieces when the big cat grabbed his hand and mauled him.
Music teacher Ricardo Espindola, who recorded the video, said that "he was giving the tiger pieces of food, meat and stroking it."