A man was mauled to death by tigers in front of his wife and kids at a zoo in Ningbo, China, on Sunday. The man was visiting the zoo with his wife, kids, his coworker surnamed Li and Li's wife. But he and Li decided to not buy tickets which cost 130 yuan to visit the zoo and scaled the zoo's 3-meter-tall outer wall. The victim entered the tiger enclosure not being followed by his friend.
Immediately, the tigers surrounded Zhang before staff used fireworks and water guns to scare them away. The tigers mauled the man and dragged him to the trees. Workers shot and killed a tiger and carried Zhang out of the enclosure. Zhang was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment but he died due to his injures. This isn't the first time that zoo visitors in China who entered tigers’ enclosure were killed. Opinions on Chinese social media include regrets for the tiger that was killed. "A fucking idiot climbs over two walls into a tiger's home and the tiger gets shot and killed for doing what is natural. How is that fair? They should have just let him die," argued one among many commentators.