Updated: November 25, 2021 10:51:36 am
A major tragedy was averted by the staff at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on Tuesday when a man entered the enclosure of African lions. The 31-year-old man ventured inside the moat area of African lions’ enclosure but was rescued by the zoo authorities and later handed over to the police.
Video shared by news agency ANI showed the man carelessly crouching on the moat area’s boundary while the big cat stared at him. The man sat on the boulders and people were heard shouting and urging him to return.
Watch the video here:
#WATCH | Telangana: A 31-year-old man who went close to an African lion moat area at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad was rescued by the zoo authorities and handed over to police earlier today pic.twitter.com/Xo4G7gL7pN
— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2021
Both the man and the lion stared at each other for a while and the zoo staff appeared on the scene later. Sighting the zoo staff, the man stood up and went back. In response, the lion attempted to climb the rock, but in vain.
The man identified as G Sai Kumar was handed over to Bahadurpura Police by zoo staff after a complaint was lodged. A statement released from the zoo said, as quoted by ANI, “Lions are released in the exhibited enclosure at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad which is an absolutely prohibited area. The man was rescued and caught by the zoo staff. In an enquiry, it was found that the person who was caught by the zoo staff has been identified as G Sai Kumar aged about 31.”
Why there is no closed enclosure to avert trespassing?
— Rana s (@mahara_rana) November 23, 2021
Poor guy. Counselling needed big time. Might be frustrated with life.
— Praveen vaddepally (@Praveen_Writer) November 23, 2021
— Mirza Akib Beig (@akib_beig) November 23, 2021
Haha! Bach gaya.
— ❥𝙑𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙮 (@Salvatore288285) November 23, 2021
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