Man Mauled At Zoo ‘Wanted To Be One’ With Tiger
September 22, 2012
A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted “to be one” with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.
David Villalobos also claimed that despite his serious injuries, he was able to pet the tiger before zookeepers came to his rescue, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.
Browne said that based on a complaint from the zoo and his own admissions, the hospitalized Villalobos would be arrested and charged with trespassing.
Police had said earlier that 25-year-old Villalobos admitted to a police officer making a conscious decision to jump from an elevated train into the animal’s den, but that his motives were unclear and an arrest uncertain.
That changed when, during an interview Saturday at the hospital, Villalobos told detectives that “his leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be one with the tiger,” Browne said.
The mauling happened Friday afternoon in the Wild Asia exhibit featuring a train with open sides that takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide
AHMEDABAD: After killing a cub, it was the turn of a Maldhari to fall prey to a mating pair in Dhari region in Gir east.
On Monday, Maya Natha, a Maldhari was taking his cattles for grazing when he was attacked by a mating lion. The Maldhari has been admitted to the hospital.
Officials said that Natha along with his brother was heading with his herd of buffalos
The horrifying injuries inflicted woman by cat
Bruised and bloodied, this vulnerable pensioner looks as though she has been the victim of a savage mugging.
In fact Nora Scott’s injuries were inflicted by an ordinary household cat.
The 80-year-old is now callingforlaws to protect people from dangerous cats after being mauled by a neighbour’s pet while she tended her garden at her home in Staffordshire.
Mrs Scott was left
A janitor at the Taman Safari Indonesia zoo in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, identified as Junaedi, 32, was mauled to death by a tiger on Friday.
According to Cisarua criminal investigations division chief Adj. Comr. Iwan Wahyudin, Junaedi was busy trimming grass in the Sumatran tiger compound when the incident occurred. Junaedi was not aware that the adult Sumatran tiger was stalking him.
The tiger suddenly attacked Junaedi, who died instantly at the scene with wounds to his head, hands and legs.
“We have taken the body to his house,” Iwan said as quoted by tempo.co.
Iwan added that the police were investigating the case.
Zoo spokesman Yulius confirmed the incident.
“Yes, there was such an incident,” Yulius said, declining to elaborate on the details.
Chandrapur: A leopard mauled a couple in Adiyal (Mendha) jungle under Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) in Nagbhid tehsil on Tuesday afternoon. Victim Waman Ade (55) and his wife Sheela (45) from village Kitali (Mendha) were out in the jungle collecting tendu leaves when they were attacked.
Sources said that the leopard first attacked Sheela and injured her seriously. As she escaped from the beast, it turned upon her husband Waman, who was in the vicinity. However, by that time fellow tendu leaf collectors had arrived to their rescue.