This man is lucky to be alive!!
We're honestly surprised that we're reporting about a man who managed to throw himself into a tiger pit and came out unharmed.
We'd have expected to be reporting on a man who turned himself into tiger food.
Yang Jinhai, 20, was a depressed factory worker, tired of his boring and monotonous job, who also was suffering from some mental issues because he did something absolutely unimaginable!
He attended the white tiger enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo, scaled the fence and jumped inside where he immediately began getting mauled by a tiger!
The whole ordeal lasted about 20 minutes, in which an eyewitness said:
"He climbed up the outside of the cage and jumped inside expecting, I assume, that the tigers would pounce on him. Instead the two tigers, a male and a female, seemed more nervous than anything else and the female actually ran off. He then tried to antagonize the tigers by pulling faces at them. Eventually he was attacked by the male where he was cut after being scratched and bitten before he could be rescued by zoo keepers who fired a tranquilizer dart at the male tiger."He apparently had a backpack full of rice and had been blogging earlier about how it was awful the tigers were stuck in a zoo, unable to hunt and kill.
So he decided to sacrifice himself for the tigers' sake.
Luckily the beasts had recently been fed and they didn't tear him apart.
He's lucky to be alive. Thankfully, he's now getting the psychiatric help he needs.
We're really just glad the tigers are okay and the man didn't die!
[Image via Chengdu QQ News.