On Saturday, May 21, a 20-year-old man identified as Franco Luis Ferrada Roman caused a horrifying scene at the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo in Chile when he jumped into an enclosure, where the African lions were kept, and took off his clothes in a bid to make the animals eat him. Needless to say, visitors at the zoo were shocked by Roman’s actions. There were many children present and their parents frantically covered their eyes to spare them from the bloody scene.
The lions, on the other hand, seemed to have their killer instincts aroused by Ferrada Roman’s actions They went toward him and then they pounced on him. They ended up mauling him.
The man reportedly had a death wish.
Zookeepers intervened as quickly as they could. They had no choice but to shoot two lions who were attacking Ferrada Roman, who survived the attack. He was rushed to the hospital and was later reported to be in critical condition. Later, his condition somewhat improved and doctors told the media that he was expected to recover from his injuries. He suffered trauma to his head and pelvic area.
In an interview after the incident Alejandra Montalva, the director of the zoo, revealed, that the zoo had been crowded at the time of the incident. That was why Roman was able to get into the enclosure. “We believe that this person entered as a visitor and paid for his ticket. Later he trespassed into an area where the public are not normally allowed and we understand that he forced the roof off the lion’s enclosure. It was from there that he jumped, took off his clothes and started to attract the lions,” she said.
A shocking scene!
Follow-up reports later revealed that Roman was attempting to commit suicide. A suicide note had been found in the pocket of his clothes. In the note, he had indicated that he was afraid of the Apocalypse.
4 Cute Kittens Sit and Listen to a Malaysian Street Singer Who Everyone Else Ignored
The kittens definitely appreciate his music.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” But sometimes, it seems that even animals understand the message that a song conveys.
We’ve seen a handful of amazingly cute videos that feature dogs that sing along with their humans. There are also those who appear to know how to play a musical instrument. That gives us an idea that, somehow, some pets love music as much as we do---just like these tiny cats.
In the video, you'll see and hear a Malaysian busker as he plays an upbeat song.
15 Photos of Firefighters Who Bravely Risked Their Lives To Save Animals
Kudos to these modern-day heroes for risking their lives to save our furry friends.
All lives matter and with the dangerous nature of their work, firefighters are bravely risking their own lives in order to save others. In some instances, the ones they save aren’t even humans but animals.
This compilation you will see below is a touching tribute for courageous firefighters from different places across the world. In behalf of the entire mankind, thank you for the work that you do and thank you for showing us the true value of every life.
As Lt JJ Edmondson once said:...
Poor Whale Asked for Help From Humans, Then Shows How Grateful He is Afterwards
When James Moskito tried to entangle a whale from a one-mile long line they found they found in freezing waters, he did not expect it to do the most touching thing a gentle giant can do.
James and a group of volunteers were out in the water when they saw a humpback whale come up the surface. The poor whale stared at them as if it was trying to communicate something. Indeed, after a few minutes, James and his group realized that the whale was asking for help as it was bound to a long net.