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.
According to Alejandra Montalva, the zoo the director, she said:
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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Dr Sebastian Ugarde of Indisa Clinic said: