Man Mauled by Tiger at Zoo

    In this Aug. 30, 2012 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Katharina, an Amur tiger, and her three new cubs recline in the shade at the Bronx Zoo’s Tiger Mountain exhibit in New York. The cubs were born to Katrina and her mate, Sasha, in April 2012. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)

    Julie Larsen Maher, WCS/AP Photo

    A 25-year-old man is reportedly in critical condition after he was attacked inside the tiger exhibit at the Bronx Zoo Friday afternoon. After securing the tiger, EMTs rushed the young man to Jacobi Medical Center where his left foot was quickly amputated. Police report the man also suffered puncture wounds, and a broken ankle and arm. According to the NYPD, the man appears to have jumped over the Wild Asia Monorail and into the tiger exhibit. The news site DNAinfo is reporting the man may have jumped out of the car he was riding in and into the den in a suicide attempt. Asked whether or not the man appeared to be emotionally disturbed, a police official responded, “It certainly appears that way.”

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