China’s Lehe Ledu Widlife Zoo has done something unbelievable. It has swapped the lives of animals and humans by letting the most ferocious of the predators roam free, while the visitors are driven through the park in cages.
This zoo was opened in 2015 in Chongqing city, and has gained popularity not only among the locals, but also among tourists from other countries. The uniqueness of this zoo made it such a rage in the initial days of its opening that it remained sold out for three months straight!
Even after being behind a cage, the visitors have to be really careful or they might lose a finger or two, or even a hand while feeding the wild cats.
Live chickens are used as bait to attract the big cats of the park that include species such as white tigers and Bengal tigers, reports Daily Mail.
A zoo official, while speaking to OddityCentral, "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. 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."
Paying to get caged might sound bizarre, but it surely is better than locking the animas up and curbing their freedom. The visitors can get up, close and personal with the wild animals and yet stay far enough to avoid ending up dead. It is one of the very few zoos in the world where humans move through the park in a wire-meshed vehicle, offering food through a small gap to lions, tigers, and even bears.