Tiger mauls US man who leapt into Bronx Zoo enclosure

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A 25-year-old man has been mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City after he jumped from an elevated train into a tiger enclosure.

The man was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but did not lose his leg as was earlier reported.

Zoo staff used a fire extinguisher to chase the tiger off and the man was told to roll under the electrified wire to safety.

The man was conscious and talking, zoo director Jim Breheny said.

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