Female Sumatran tiger 'Soyono' is joined by one of her three new cubs during the cubs' public debut at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park September 2, 2006 in Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bronx Zoo officials say a visitor who leaped into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued.
Zoo director Jim Breheny says the man jumped from a moving monorail on Friday afternoon and fell 17 feet over a fence enclosing the Wild Asia exhibit. He says the man suffered bites and punctures on his arms, legs, shoulders and back.
Police say the 25-year-old man also has a broken arm and broken leg.
The man was attacked by an 11-year-old male tiger that has been at the zoo for three years.
Breheny says the tiger did nothing wrong and will not be euthanized. The tiger is back in a holding area where it usually sleeps at night.
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