A suicidal man cost the lives of two lions after he suddenly strips naked and jumps into a lion’s cage at Santiago Zoo in a bid to feed himself to the hungry giant cats.
20-year-old Franco Luis Ferrada Roman broke into the enclosure, took off his clothes and forced himself to be eaten by the lions.
Once inside, the lions began to ‘play’ with him before he was savagely mauled in front of horrified visitors including children.
At this point, zookeepers intervened and shot the two African lions to death in order to save the man’s life.
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Meanwhile, Metropolitan Park director Mauricio Fabry confirmed that a suicide note was found in the man’s clothing.