Highlights

  • Viral video of a lion biting off a man's finger
  • Incident at Jamaica zoo caught on camera
  • Incident being probed; zoo distanced itself

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Jamaica Zoo said that the man who had his finger bitten off by the lion was a contractor, and the incident did not reflect the safety procedures and policies in force at the facility.

In a startling video going viral on social media, a lion is seen biting off a man's finger. The incident reportedly occurred at the Jamaica Zoo.

The zookeeper is seen teasing the lion by touching it through the chain-link fence. The lion is clearly agitated and tries multiple times to bite the zookeeper's hand. Finally, it succeeds and bites down on one of the man's fingers.

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The zookeeper is seen struggling hard to escape, but the lion doesn't let go. The scene plays out for many seconds, before the man gets free, but not before losing a part of his finger.

Jamaica Zoo said that the man was a contractor, and the incident does not reflect the safety procedures and policies in force at the facility. The incident is also being investigated.

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