Bronx, NY -- The director of the Bronx Zoo says a tiger that mauled a man who jumped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence won't be euthanized and "did nothing wrong."
Jim Breheny praised the quick response of zoo officials, who used a fire extinguisher to chase the Siberian tiger away. The 25-year-old victim suffered bites and punctures and broke an arm and a leg.
He was in stable condition Friday night.
Breheny says: "When someone is determined to do something harmful to themselves, it's very hard to stop that."
The mauling happened Friday afternoon in the Wild Asia exhibit, where a train with open sides takes visitors over a tiger enclosure. The man apparently jumped out of his train car and cleared a 16-foot-high fence.