Video: Visitors Stunned After Lion Bites Off Zoo Attendant’s Finger
Visitors at Jamaica Zoo were on Friday completely stunned after witnessing a zoo attendant’s finger being severed by a lion at the St. Elizabeth-based attraction.
The incident, which was captured on video has since gone viral on social media.
Vondigest reports that eyewitness at the scene revealed that the tour of the zoo was coming to an end when the zoo attendant in an effort to impress visitors, attempted to pet the lion.
The lion became agitated as the attendant put his hand through the cage and it quickly bit his right finger.
The man screamed expletives as he wrestled to get his finger free from the lion’s mouth.
The visitor said the incident left some people including herself stunned.
“When it happened, I thought it was a joke. I didn’t think it was serious. I didn’t realise the seriousness of it, because it’s their job to put on a show,” she said.
Obviously, when he fell on the ground everybody realised that it was serious. Everybody started to panic,”
“The entire skin and about the first joint of his finger was gone,” she said.
The injured zoo attendant reportedly got up and walked to a vehicle before leaving the facility.
“His facial expression when he was walking is like the pain never kicked in,” said the visitor.
Watch footage below;