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Viral video: Man walking on boulders along lion moat area in Hyderabad zoo rescued

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Hyderabad, November 23

A 31-year-old man found walking on the boulders kept around the enclosure of the African Lion moat area at the Nehru Zoological Park here was rescued on Tuesday, zoo and police officials said.

A video shot by some visitors showed the man also sitting on the boulders, a prohibited area, as a lion watches him. The video shows some security men leading him away.

He was later handed over to the police.

A police official said preliminary investigation revealed that the man seemed to be mentally unsound.

“The man, who was walking on the boulders along the African Lion moat area, where the lions are released in the exhibited enclosure at Nehru Zoological Park, which is absolutely (sic) prohibited area, was rescued and caught by the zoo staff today”, an official release said.

Police said no case has been registered so far and that they are investigating the matter. — PTI

A man was enters into the #Lion enclosure, walking on the boulders of #AfricanLion moat area, at #NehruZoologicalPark, #Hyderabad.

The person was rescued and caught by the #zoo staff and handed over to Bahadurpura police. pic.twitter.com/RO3TW2fh3G

— Surya Reddy (@jsuryareddy67) November 23, 2021

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