Visitors watch in horror as live donkey is fed to tigers at Changzhou zoo
- Terrified animal is pushed into the tiger compound while clinging onto ledge
- Two of the predators bite and paw the trapped donkey at the Changzhou zoo
- Despite a spirited defence, the animal is ruthlessly killed in about half an hour
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
This is the gory moment Chinese zookeepers push a live donkey into the jaws of three hungry tigers. The terrified animal can be seen clinging on for dear life as workers in raincoats push it down a ramp and off a steep ledge into a tiger compound. After landing hopelessly in the water, the donkey is soon attacked by two nearby tigers.
The ferocious predators – believed to be kept at Changzhou zoo in eastern China – work together to deprive their prey of any hope of escape.
Two tigers lead the way as they trap the donkey and slowly bite it from behind and paw it from the front (as shown left). Eventually, it is forced into the water by the duo and repeatedly bitten on its head while splashing around in desperation
No chance to escape
One of the beasts hops onto the donkey’s back while it is in the water and snaps at its head and neck as another stays on dry land and repeatedly paws at its face.
Despite putting up a valiant attempt at defence, the donkey is savagely dragged by its neck when it attempts to swim away from the tigers.
It is then double-teamed by two of the tigers, both of which bite its head as it frantically splashes around in the muddy water. With the prey obviously killed, the camera cuts to four of the lions relaxing before showing the bloodied donkey being hauled onto land for consumption.
According to the video, the tigers killed the donkey in just half an hour.
Source: The Guardian