WARNING, SETTLING DETAILS: Earlier this month, a Bengal tiger beat zookeeper Jose de Jesus, 23, to death during feeding time at a zoo in Periban, western Mexico
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A keeper at a private zoo was beaten to death after trying to pet a tiger during feeding time.
Horrific footage of the attack – filmed in Periban, western Mexico – shows the warden shouting at the cat to come over to a chain link fence.
But when he starts petting the tiger’s neck, the big cat’s mood changes and it sinks its claws into the keeper’s right hand.
As the keeper – dubbed Jose de Jesus, 23 – cries out in agony, the tiger pulls its hand to its jaws and razor-sharp teeth.
A second gruesome video shows a huge pool of blood on the ground.
De Jesus was taken to the hospital but refused to allow medics to amputate his battered hand.
Doctors told local media that complications set in and de Jesus – who was diabetic – died of a massive heart attack.
The grim video footage was reportedly released by the animals’ owner, who kept them at a private zoo, to show the keeper had acted negligently.
The tiger’s owner said he paid the man’s medical bills, adding that he had all the necessary permits.
Local media reported that it is being checked whether the owner of the tigers has permission from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) to keep the animals.
It has been reported that he also appears to keep a lion and a crocodile in the same place.
Last week, a taxi driver was left without an arm after being bitten off by two crocodiles while washing his hands in a zoo tank.
Ilham, 49, was dropping off local tourists when he suffered a flat tire and got his hands dirty while changing a wheel at Sinka Zoo in West Kalimantan province, Indonesia, on June 9.
With oil on his palms, Ilham reached into a nearby basin to rinse off the dirt.
However, he cried out in pain when a crocodile jumped out of the water and bit his fangs into his elbow.
Then a second animal appeared and clung to his arm.
He fought the 16 foot giants and eventually freed himself – but only because they bit off his arm.
On Monday it was revealed a boy survived a vicious shark attack as the predators churned in the waters of an Australian beach.
Beachgoers have been warned of giant sharks chasing swimmers off Frenchman’s Beach amid news of the horrific attack.
The annual whale migration began last weekend near the famous beach in Queensland, Australia.
Recalling his nephew’s experience, Russell Specht of Stradbroke Island urged tourists to be aware of the hidden dangers when thousands of humpback whales migrate to the east coast.
He said his lifeguard nephew Logan was “really close” while surfing and posted an aerial photo of the killer shark.
In an Instagram post, the uncle said: “He had to put the board between himself and a tall white man… he thought it was over. I had to post something as too many tourists just have no idea.
“So many crew locals and tourists have no idea [amount of] Whites following the whales and schools of mullets up and down [the] coast at this time of year.”
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