The Lehe Ledu Widlife Chinese Zoo has done something amazing. He traded the lives of animals and humans leaving the fiercest predators free, while visitors are led through the park in cages.
This zoo was opened in 2015 in the city of Chongqing and has gained popularity not only among locals, but also among tourists from other countries. The uniqueness of this zoo was such a hit in the first days of its opening that it was sold out for three months in a row!
Even after being behind a cage, visitors must be extra careful or they could lose a finger or two, or even a hand while feeding feral cats.
Live chickens are used as bait to lure the park’s big cats which include species such as white tigers and Bengal tigers, reports the Daily Mail.
A zoo official, speaking to OddityCentral, “We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being hunted down and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks. Guests are warned to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times because a hungry tiger would not tell the difference between them and breakfast.”
Paying to be caged may sound weird, but it’s definitely better than locking animals up and restricting their freedom. Visitors can stand up, walk up, and get close to wild animals while staying far enough away to avoid ending up dead. It is one of the few zoos in the world where humans move around the park in a screened vehicle, offering food through a small space to lions, tigers and even bears.