Man will always regret sticking finger through lion’s enclosure at zoo

Video from a zoo in Jamaica shows how man tried to touch lion, as if he were playing with a cat. He gets away with it for a little while, but then the lion strikes clamps its jaws around man’s finger.

The man can be seen desperately trying to pull his hand away, while the lion continues to hold on. But he doesn’t manage to get his finger free of the lion’s teeth, and ended up losing his right ring finger entirely, it was claimed.

Witnesses told the Jamaica Observer that they saw this happen during a tour at Jamaica Zoo near Lacovia yesterday afternoon. ‘When it happened, I thought it was a joke,’ one woman said

‘Obviously, when he fell on the ground everybody realised that it was serious. Everybody started to panic. ‘The entire skin and about the first joint of his finger was gone.

Managing director at the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Pamela Lawson said her organisation was looking into what happened. ‘Is this what he shows visitors to the zoo as acceptable?

‘All of our zoo animals are like dear family to us and we always strive to keep them as relaxed & happy as possible. We would NEVER stress out our animals for the amusement of people. 

Jamaica Zoo said: ‘The Management and Staff here at Jamaica Zoo wishes to reassure the public that we pride ourselves on the love, care, and professional treatment our animals receive 

‘It is an unfortunate event that should never have happened, and we the family of Jamaica Zoo are doing everything to assist the gentleman in moving forward. 

Click below on the Link

Read More Interesting Web Stories