A ‘drunk’ woman is mauled by a lion and nearly had her hand ripped off after breaking through the security gate of a Russian zoo
- The woman was mauled by a lion at a zoo in Ussuriysk, near the Chinese border
- ‘Drunk’ woman survived but nearly lost her hand, reports say
A video shows the terrifying moment a ‘drunk’ woman scales a security fence and is mauled by a lion.
The intruder was savagely mauled by a big cat named Aristo in a ‘terrible incident’ at a zoo in Ussuriysk, Russia.
The unidentified woman survived but “almost lost her touch”. She is now in the hospital.
A statement from the zoo said that in freezing conditions, the woman who was “intoxicated” had “provoked a lion – and he injured her hand”.
A ‘drunk’ woman can be seen climbing over a security barrier where she is then mauled by a lion at a zoo in Chudesny, Ussuriysk, Russia
The woman jumped over the fence as she was ejected from the zoo, the statement said
The attack happened after the woman gave the slip to her guards
The woman jumped over the fence as she was being kicked out of the zoo, the statement said.
The attack happened after the woman gave the slip to her guards, according to reports.
“At some point the woman was left alone and went into the cage with our lion Aristo,” the statement read.
“Judging from the video, she looked around and started to climb the fence, a meter from which hangs a sign that reads ‘Do not cross the fences’.
“At that moment, our employees ran towards her screaming, but the woman did not stop.
“It all happened in seconds.
“Unfortunately she was very close to the enclosure and the predator grabbed her hand.
“After dragging the woman out of the compound, staff administered first aid.
“We immediately called an ambulance.
“Now the woman is in hospital and we really hope the doctors save her hand.”
The intruder was savagely mauled by a big cat named Aristo at the Russian zoo in Ussuriysk
The lion almost bit the hand of the woman who provoked him by climbing the security barrier
The zoo admitted: “The situation is terrible.
“We are very worried, above all, for human health.
“A criminal investigation into the incident will begin.”
The zoo in Russia’s Far East has urged visitors not to get drunk.
“Please do not visit even seemingly absolutely safe places under the influence of alcohol,” they urged.
“Let our tragedy help at least some people come to their senses.”