Jamaica: Lion bites off finger of staff member at zoo(video)

A Lion has bitten off the finger of a worker who put his hand through a cage at Jamaica Zoo.

The horrifying incident was captured on video, which has since gone viral on social media.

In the video, filmed at the Jamaica Zoo, based in St Elizabeth, a man can be seen attempting to touch the lion, by poking his hand through the cage.

After a couple of attempts to pet the lion, the huge animal slams its jaw shut, trapping the mans fingers inside.

The man can be seen trying to desperately pull his finger from the lion’s mouth and after a struggle he manages to free his right hand.

Viral zoo video @ Twitter

The zoo has issued a statement in response to the viral video.

The statement said: “The actions displayed in a video by a contractor of Jamaica Zoo, is tragic and do not represent the safety procedures and polices that must be adhered to at all times at Jamaica Zoo.

“We are currently reviewing the video, with a view of preventing any future recurrences.

“It is an unfortunate event that should never have happened, and we, the family of Jamaica Zoo, are doing everything to assist the gentleman in moving forward.”  

Jamaica: Lion bites off finger of staff member at zoo(video)

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