A 20 year old Man attempt at suicide is going viral after he jumped into the Lion’s Cage at the Santiago Zoo in Chile Then 2 Lions Died Instead Of Him. (Graphic Video)


A 20-year-old-man’s attempt at suicide is going viral after he stripped his clothes off and jumped into the lion enclosure at the Santiago Zoo in Chile, as reported in The Guardian. The man who has been identified as Franco Luis Ferrada Roman was rescued and rushed to the hospital and doctors are counting on the next 24 hours to see if Ferrada will survive the injuries to his face and pelvis; but tragically, the two disturbed lions that attacked him had to be shot dead to salvage the unfortunate incident.

Man Jumped Into Lion’s Cage


Man Jumped Lion’s Cage

The man was a visitor to the park who trespassed into into an area of the zoo where the public are not normally allowed. He forced open the roof of the lion’s enclosure before he jumped in, took off his clothes and taunted the lions into attacking him.

Man in Lion’s Cage

Director of the zoo, Alejandra Montalba said, “The alarms sounded and chemical control arrived [tranquiliser darts] and an independent shooter arrived. The shooter decided to save the life of the person and unfortunately we had to sacrifice two members of our family,” she said.”


Man in Lions Cage Photo

According to eye-witnesses Ferrada was screaming religious things about Jesus. He also left a suicide note that mentions the apocalypse as the reason for his death wish. Well, his dramatic attempt at suicide was a colossal failure, and resulted in the loss of two innocent lives. The reactions to the incident have been strong from calling the boycott of zoos to questioning the use of deadly force. Dozens of people held a night vigil on Saturday night for the two dead lions.

Man jumped into Lion’s cage in attempt to suicide