A cheetah attacked a 17-year-old boy at a safari park in the Netherlands. The youth apparently ignored warnings.
Beekse Bergen – A student (17) from Germany was bitten by a cheetah in a Dutch zoo. The teenager was slightly injured, said Safari Park Beekse Bergen on Monday evening of the ANP news agency.
German schoolboy (17) bitten by cheetah – left the path despite a warning
According to the report, the teenager had visited the safari park near Tilburg (Netherlands) with two classmates and left the path for pedestrians despite warnings – the boys had gotten into the enclosure of the predators. A cheetah bit the boy in the arm and head. After outpatient treatment in the hospital, he was discharged. The two friends were not injured.
Teens end up in the predator’s enclosure and run away in a panic
According to a spokesman for the safari park, the three boys had walked on a path that is only intended for visitors with a car. They ignored warning signs on the side of the road. When they realized that they had landed in the predator’s enclosure, they ran away in a panic. Nevertheless, one of the big cats was able to grab a boy. Visitors in a car reportedly called for help. An animal keeper finally brought the students to safety. According to the zoo, it is now checking all security measures.
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