Zoo Locks Humans In Cages And Lets Animals Roam Free, The Reason Has Everyone Talking
Katie Mooney 3/23/2017
If you had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to stare a ferocious lion directly in the eyes, and feel the breath of a fierce, hungry tiger on your skin - would you jump at the opportunity for such a frightening experience? Or, would you run for the savanna hills?
Which side of the animal "enclosure" fence do you stand on? That, is the question...
As it turns out, there is in fact a demand for such up-close-and-personal "cat contact" - and a zoo in China is giving its visitors the white knuckle experience they desire.
The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo is anything but your "typical" animal exhibit. You will not find balloon hats, cotton candy, and lounging animals (resting far behind heavy steel gates) like in your neighborhood zoo. In this popular wildlife experience, the humans are the ones enclosed in a cage while touring through an open area where the animals are the ones who roam free.
And which animals can you expect to see on the terrifying tour you ask? Lions, tigers, and bears - oh my! This wildlife zoo allows you to feed raw pieces of meat to "the king of the jungle;" stand chillingly within inches of immense, curious bears; and witness the awe-inspiring, too-close-for-comfort behavior of tigers.
“The guests are warned to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times, because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
According to New China TV, the vehicles that carry guests through the exhibit are equipped with safety features such as "wire mesh caging, reinforced double layer fencing, or armored glass." These visitor cars contain small openings which allow the passengers to feed the animals, and additional precautionary devices (forked pull-arms) that can be used in the event of an attack.
So, how close is too close? Well, that depends on the "level of fear" tolerance particular to each guest!
One visitor of the zoo shared what it was like to be locked in a cage like an animal, while the beasts ran free. Tao Jen said:
“It’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced in a zoo before. We’re not looking at them, they’re looking at us – and we’re lunch.”
Yikes, talk about having the tables turned!
Watch this nerve-wracking "wild"life zoo in action:
Are you someone who enjoys the comfortable setting of your local family-friendly zoo? Or, is this one-of-a-kind wildlife experience more your style? Share this frightening exhibit with your thrill-seeking friends and send a few chills today!