Man jumps into lions enclosure to sit face-to-face with the wild animal at Delhi zoo

A man jumped into a lions enclosure at the Delhi Zoo and sat face-to-face with the wild animal for some time.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the man can be seen crossing into the lion enclosure and walking around the lion.

The person was rescued by the Delhi Zoo staff and handed over to police. Visitors present inside the zoo tried to stop him from entering the enclosure but he ran into the area and went right in front of the lion.

Rehan Khan, the man supposedly in his late 20’s dressed in black running inside the sprawling lion enclosure, walking up to the lion and sitting in front of the animal after a few seconds. Both the lion and the man are seen staring at each other for a while.

He then lies down in front of the lion on a tree trunk while making some hand gestures. The lion which is about a feet away from the man, comes closer and continues to look at him. After a few more seconds the lion climbs up on the man who gets up from his sitting position.

The man was rescued safely seemed to be mentally unstable, DCP South East Delhi said.

The man climbed up a metal grill and entered the lion enclosure. Zoo staff tranquilised the lion and rescued Khan.