A young man has been killed by a tiger in front of his horrified wife and child after getting dragged into its zoo enclosure.
The incident occurred at the Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Shanghai.
An onlooker took footage of the tiger dragging the man under some trees and sinking its teeth into his neck as two other big cats lurked behind.
Zoo visitors raised the alarm soon after he was attacked by the predator but it took zoo staff about an hour to grapple the man from the tiger's firm grip, according to local reports.
The tigers were eventually driven away by firecrackers and a water cannon, said a report in the Beijing Youth Daily, which added that the man was rushed to hospital but later died.
One tiger in the enclosure was shot dead by local forestry bureau staff.
jayo, Dublin, 4 minutes ago
Why does the animal always loose its life? it is not fair. If tiger or other dangerous animals go into human towns they get killed and if human goes into animal incloser the animals still gets killed, terrible
mhc, UK, United Kingdom, 6 minutes ago
Yet again a beautiful animal is killed because of a stupid person! Zoos everywhere have got to build barriers that people can't get through for the sake of the animals.
going at it, anywhere, United States, 33 minutes ago
You illegally jump the fence in a tiger inclosure you will sadly suffer the consequences
Minuteman, Guildford, United Kingdom, about an hour ago
You shouldn't feed any animal Chinese
EasternGlow, Sydney, Australia, about an hour ago
Tigers are endangered, China men are multiplying. Not sure how that happened.
News Reader, London, United Kingdom, about an hour ago
The tiger was SHOT . wtf ...