Boy's hand ripped off after being mauled by tiger in Brazilian zoo
An 11-year-old boy's hand was ripped off by a tiger at a zoo in Cascavel, Brazil, after he climbed over a security barrier and began to stroke it, Mail Online reported.
Witnesses who were at the scene, described the boy as saying: "I'm going to die, I can't feel my arm."
He was mauled after he tried to pass meat through the bars, the report said.
The video, which was uploaded on LiveLeak, showed the victim being lifted back over the barrier by his father.
The father, who was not named, had reportedly "allowed him to clamber over despite warning signs".
Music teacher Ricardo Espindola, who helped the father while they waited for the ambulance, said: "He was giving the tiger pieces of food, meat and stroking it."
Mr Espindola added: "I went down and saw the father running with the boy with his arm hanging. I called the ambulance...He was in shock, saying that he was going to die."
Sources: Mail Online, LiveLeak and YouTube