from the everyone-is-safer-this-way dept.
Chris Perez reports at the NY Post that the Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in Chongqing city is giving people the hair-raising chance to learn what it’s like to come face to face with an apex predator. Visitors pay to be caged inside the back of a truck as it makes its way through the animal park. Just to make sure they get the attention of the beasts, huge chunks of raw meat are tied to the bars to lure them as close as possible. “We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being stalked and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks,” says Chan Liang. “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 CNN the trips have been sold out for the next three months. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before in a zoo,” says Tao Jen. “We’re not looking at them, they’re looking at us — and we’re lunch.”