Two lions were shot dead after a man attempted suicide by jumping into their enclosure at the Chilean Zoo.
The 20-year-old man has first stripped naked and entered the lion enclosure. Witnesses say he was ‘shouting things about Jesus’.
The man survived the incident as zoo officials shot two lions that were mauling him.
The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remains in grave condition.
According to the Director of the zoo Alejandra Montalba the park was crowded with visitors and the young man has broken into the enclosure, taken off his clothes and jumped towards the lions as horror stricken people watched.
"The zoo has an established protocol because people's lives are very important to us," she has said.
The officials had to shoot the lions as there were no fast-acting tranquilizers to stop them.
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