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YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 29: In this image released on December 31, 2021, Geon-gon (L), a female Siberian tiger with her cub at a zoo of the Everland amusement park on December 29, 2021 in Yongin, South Korea. The year of 2022 is the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac where each calendar year is named after one of the 12 key animals. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

More and more information keeps coming out on the incident where a man stuck his arm in a tiger cage where it was bit, and Deputies had to shoot the tiger. Now Collier County Deputies have released not only the bodycam footage but the bone-chilling 911 call from the man who had his arm bitten by the tiger. You can hear the man River Rosenquist screaming about the tiger being latched onto his arm in the call.

According to Deputies, Rosenquist was not supposed to be in the cage when the attack happened. Rosenquist is a part of a third-party cleaning service and was not authorized at all to be there. However, he got the idea to attempt to put his hand in before Eko, the Malaysian Tiger, latched onto his hand. If you watch the body cam footage below, you can see deputies attempt to distract the tiger into letting Rosenquist go before ultimately deciding to shoot it.

Rosenquist was flown to an area hospital with what authorities described as “serious” injuries. Local News outlets are reporting that charges are possible for Rosenquist but despite everything the Zoo Chief has forgiven him.

[Source WSVN, Mediate News, Collier County Facebook]

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