Man Dies in Lion Enclosure

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( – On Thursday, reports came out of India that a man who had decided to enter a lion enclosure in order to get a selfie was killed by the lions in the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park in Tirupati India. 

The 34-year-old man who was identified as Prahalad Gurjar, had ended up climbing up the wall and fencing to jump into the enclosure despite a zoo employee attempting to stop him and warn him. 

The zoo in their statement pointed out that the lions attacked as soon as they saw humans in their enclosure.” In the statement, it was disclosed that security staff and animal keepers were nearby and that they had attempted to save the man, but that the lions had ended up dragging him inside the enclosure. 

Gurjar, who appeared to have been intoxicated when entering the zoo, was dead within 10 minutes. The man was from India’s Alwar District in the northern part of the country. The Times of India noted that in order to recover the body the 12-year-old lion was put in his nighthouse. The enclosure has a 6-foot iron fence and a 4-foot wall in order to block people from trying to enter. 

The zoo has noted that there has never been such an incident before and that they would be reviewing their security to ensure that there would not be any repeated such incidents. 

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