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Video Shows Man Jumping Into Tiger Enclosure At Chinese Zoo

The man, who was saved by a net, said he was trying to do a somersault.

A man had to be rescued after he jumped from a chairlift and into a tiger’s zoo exhibit.

Video capturing the man's boneheaded stunt -- which is now making its way around the Internet -- shows him standing up on his chair before falling feet-first off its edge at a Henan Province zoo.

Lucky for him, a net below was able to catch him -- giving him a soft bounce instead of a Darwin Award, with at least one large animal appearing to scatter about below him.

A man is seen landing on a net over a China zoo's tiger enclosure after jumping from a chairlift.
A man is seen landing on a net over a China zoo's tiger enclosure after jumping from a chairlift.

Zookeeper Wang Jianguo, who climbed up to help rescue the man, said he was only further astounded when the man suggested that the Dec. 19 act was all in good fun.

"When I was trying to save him on the net, he said to me that he 'didn't do a good somersault.' After hearing that, I didn't know what to say [to] him," Jianguo said, according to China Central Television.

The 40-year-old man, who was reportedly arrested for disturbing public order, allegedly told police that he was overcome with excitement, causing him to jump, CNN reported.

 

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