Tiger Mauls Two Women, Killing One At Animal Park

A woman was badly injured by a tiger after she left her car at a drive-through zoo while her mother died trying to save her. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

The video shows a scenario, which anyone who has ever visited a zoo has had nightmares about: a large predator dragging a woman off into the wild. Sadly, that’s what happened at the drive-through bengal tiger park at Badaling Wildlife World in Beijing, China over the weekend. In the end two women were badly mauled by the almost 500 pound tiger and one died.

Zoo officials do not know why the woman got out of her car but surveillance footage shows the tiger was quick to seize the opportunity. As the woman was dragged off, her husband and mother came to her aid. The original victim was badly hurt and the mother died after the tiger turned his attention to her.  The husband and the couple’s daughter, who remained in the car, were uninjured.

Badaling Wildlife World, which is located near the Great Wall of China, has a history of lax security and animal attacks. An 18-year-old was killed by a tiger in 2009, another killed a security guard in 2014 and earlier this year a park employee was killed by an elephant. 

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