Tourist bus attacked by eight tigers in China

Ruth Doherty
Tourist bus attacked by eight tigers in China
Tourist bus attacked by eight tigers in China

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A group of tourists enjoying a sightseeing tour at a wildlife park in China were left badly shaken after their bus was set upon by tigers.

The windscreen was smashed and tyres punctured as the group of up to eight tigers attacked the vehicle, according to news.com.au.

The enclosure manager at the Jinan Wildlife World in Shadong province was on lunch at the time of the incident, and it took 10 minutes for the park gates to be opened and the 27 tourists to escape.

Nobody was hurt, but panicked people hid under their seats as the bus was partly destroyed, and attempts to call the police were futile as there was no mobile reception.

The park has launched an investigation into the occurrence, and its deputy manager told the Sydney Morning Herald: "We are deeply sorry for the accident".

China has around 6,000 tigers in captivity, but only 50 ti 60 live in the wild in the northeast of the country.


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