Jamaica Zoo responds
Jamaica Zoo Limited has released a response to a viral video showing a man being bitten by a lion at an attraction located in Saint Elizabeth.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the zoo, which has identified the man as a contractor, described the incident as “tragic.”
She said his actions were not in line with the entity’s safety procedures and policies, which “must be adhered to at all times at all times. Jamaica Zoo”.
At the Jamaican Zoo, a visitor tried to pet a lion through its fence. The lion ended up biting the man’s finger as he struggled to break free from his jaws.
The video shows the man putting his hands in the lion’s mouth, while people believed to be herders can be heard commenting on his actions in the background in disbelief.
Then the lion grabs the man’s hand, while trying very hard to remove it.
“We are currently reviewing the video with the aim of preventing any future iterations,” Zoo Jamaica said.
“It is an unfortunate event that should never have happened, and we, the Jamaica Zoo family, are doing everything we can to help the gentleman move forward.”