NEW YORK (WKOW) -- A 25-year-old man is in critical condition after authorities say he jumped from an elevated monorail train into an exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, where he was mauled by a tiger.
Early reports said the man lost his leg in the attack. Later, New York City police said the man has puncture wounds to his torso.
The zoo director says the train takes visitors into the Wild Asia exhibit, where they can see elephants, deer and tigers. He says the man leaped from the train and cleared a perimeter fence.
Workers used a fire extinguisher to back the tiger off. The man then rolled under a wire to safety.
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