A 2 year old Chinese toddler has had his half his arm bitten off by a white tiger after reaching into a cage to pet the animal.
At the time of the incident according to a report via the shanghaiist, the 2 year old coy was at a Sichuan wildlife province attraction with three adults on Saturday afternoon.
According to tending medics at People’s Hospital in Yan’an where the boy was rushed, the tiger sunk its teeth into the infant’s right arm below the elbow.
Of question is whether the limb was completely ripped off and eaten by the tiger or if some of it had been saved by the adults.
Soon after the boy was transferred to Huaxi Hospital where his parents were told that they needed to dress the wound. Doctors would later relay to the child’s parents being forced to amputate the child’s limb below the elbow.
Local media reported the child’s family were distraught following the incident and refusing to speak to reporters.
In a similar attack last year, an unattended nine-year-old boy had his arm bitten off while trying to feed a bear at a Henan zoo. Recently the parents asked for $260K in compensation, but the zoo said that the sum demanded was too large.
At present it is not necessarily understood how the two year old boy came to have his arm bitten off and who bears culpability for the incident?