Depressed man tries to feed himself to Bengal tigers

By Michelle Kapusta,

A depressed man at a zoo in China got into the Bengal Tiger enclosure in hopes that the beasts would eat him.

According to the Irish Examiner, the Chengdu Business Daily reported that Yang Jinhai climbed a tree and then leaped into the enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo on Sunday.

The two tigers were curious when the 27-year-old appeared and decided to inspect him.

Jinhai moved about wildly to keep the tigers’ attention. The female tiger was not at all interested in him and retreated while the male tiger decided not to eat him, but instead drag him around the den.

“I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back,” he told the paper.

The Daily Mail noted that Jinhai’s family said that he suffers from mental health issues and recently wrote about how depressing it was to see the tigers in captivity.

Zoo keepers had to tranquilize the animals in order to rescue Jinhai, who is now being treated for his depression.

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