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Tiger's attack on boy thwarted by glass barrier


Posted on Sunday, 29 December, 2019 | Comment icon 7 comments

Not your average day out at the zoo. Image Credit: Twitter / @r0bc
One young zoo visitor recently got quite a scare when a tiger came charging towards him behind a glass wall.
The incident occurred approximately one week ago at Dublin Zoo, Ireland where the boy (Sean) and his family had been enjoying a day out watching the animals.

Things took a rather unusual turn however when the youngster's father asked him to stand in front of the tiger enclosure so that he could get his picture taken with the animal in the background.

As Sean turned to face the camera, the big cat suddenly charged at him and pounced. If it wasn't for the zoo's glass enclosure, the tiger would have no doubt had itself a meal.
Footage of the encounter has since racked up over 2.2 million views on Twitter.

Reactions to the video have been mixed, with some finding the incident amusing and others criticizing the fact that the tiger was in the zoo in the first place.

There have also been concerns over what would have happened if the glass had broken.

One thing's for sure, it's a day out that Sean is unlikely to ever forget.

You can check out the video for yourself below.



Source: Fox News | Comments (7)


Tags: Tiger, Zoo


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by South Alabam on 29 December, 2019, 18:00
Well, if we didn't have Zoo's things like this wouldn't happen. Animals belong in their natural habitat, not aquariums, zoo's or cages. How would you like to be a bird, stuck in a cage 1 foot wide and 2 feet tall for the rest of your life?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Bendy Demon on 29 December, 2019, 18:14
And if it was a safari where there is no glass, that kid would be in a world of hurt. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by DanL on 29 December, 2019, 19:10
If that tiger was in its natural habitat instead of a zoo it would now be hunted down and killed. Animals that attack humans get killed in the real world...
Comment icon #4 Posted by Seti42 on 29 December, 2019, 23:01
I have mixed feelings about zoos. On one hand, they are fun (when you're little) and a good teaching tool. They also can keep a threatened/endangered species alive. This all depends on the zoo having a high budget and quality management, marketing, science, and medical teams. Poachers, trophy hunters, and human caused environmental collapse are very real things, too. On the other hand, of course an animal is better off in its natural habitat. Low budget garbage zoos are far too common, as are horrific tales of abuse/neglect. Some animals literally cannot handle the stress of captivity either. ... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 30 December, 2019, 9:38
Animals that don’t attack humans get killed too. In fact, we kill everything wantonly. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by qxcontinuum on 31 December, 2019, 5:41
Some tiger got mad for being kept in prison by idiots who pay to visit their stinky jail. He got all the rights. Stop paying zoo ppl. It's not cool!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Captain Risky on 31 December, 2019, 8:56
Damn that tiger can move.


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