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Published: Tuesday February 18, 2014 MYT 11:10:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday February 18, 2014 MYT 5:45:52 PM

Man in China tries to feed himself to tigers

Illustration photo shows a female Bengal tiger keeping watch over her cubs at a zoo in India.

Illustration photo shows a female Bengal tiger keeping watch over her cubs at a zoo in India.

BEIJING: A man in China survived an unsuccessful attempt to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers and is being treated for depression, a Chinese newspaper reported Tuesday.

According to the Chengdu Business Daily, Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed a tree and jumped into the tigers' enclosure on Sunday at the Chengdu Zoo in southwest China's Sichuan province.

As stunned visitors watched, Yang - who is unemployed and suffers from mental health issues, according to his brother - "performed exaggerated movements" as he spent 20 minutes trying to tempt the tigers to eat him.

"I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back," Yang told the paper.

But while he was scratched and dragged by the back of his neck, the tigers declined to make a meal of him.

Zoo staff tranquilised the animals so that they could rescue Yang, who sustained "16 minor wounds", the report said. -AFP



Tags / Keywords: Bengal tigers, Yang Jinhai, depression

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