A depressed man tried to kill himself by jumping into a tiger enclosure at a zoo in China. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
It is believed Yang Jinhai, 27, had been unhappy in his job, as well as feeling sorry for the tigers being locked up at the zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province in south west China.
So he reportedly wanted to sacrifice himself in a bid to highlight their living conditions, reports Sky News.
According to the Metro, eyewitness Feng Lin said: "He climbed up the outside of the cage and jumped inside expecting, I assume, that the tigers would pounce on him.
"Instead the two tigers, a male and a female, seemed more nervous than anything else and the female actually ran off."
The man was eventually attacked by the male Bengal tiger, and was scratched and bitten while being dragged along the floor.
But he was rescued by zookeepers who fired a tranquilliser dart at the attacking male tiger.
He was taken to a psychiatric hospital and escaped the incident unharmed, reports The Sun.
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