Man Jumped Into Tiger Den At Bronx Zoo, In Critical Condition After Losing Foot

BREAKING: Man Jumps In Tiger Den At Bronx Zoo, In Critical Condition
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In this Aug. 30, 2012 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Katharina, an Amur tiger, and her three new cubs recline in the shade at the Bronx Zoos Tiger Mountain exhibit in New York. The cubs were born to Katrina and her mate, Sasha, in April 2012. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)
In this Aug. 30, 2012 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Katharina, an Amur tiger, and her three new cubs recline in the shade at the Bronx Zoos Tiger Mountain exhibit in New York. The cubs were born to Katrina and her mate, Sasha, in April 2012. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)

A man who jumped into a tiger cage Friday at the Bronx Zoo is in critical condition after losing his foot, NBC New York reports.

The man, reportedly in his 20s, jumped into the den at about 3:30 PM. He was retrieved from the den and taken to Jacobi Hospital. Initial reports described him as emotionally disturbed.

DNAinfo reports the man jumped into the den from the monorail:

The man was riding the monorail, and jumped out of his seat into the tiger den when it passed over the tiger den, sources said.

As horrified zoo patrons looked on, the man landed inside the den where he was mauled by a tiger, sources said.

The man's right foot and left leg was clawed, and he was bitten on the back, where a fang punctured his lung.

Three Amur tiger cubs were born at the Bronx Zoo earlier this year, where they joined three other Malayan tiger cubs at the zoo's Tiger Mountain exhibit.

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