The video shows an African lion roaring in its enclosure while the man continues to tease the wild cat by running his hands through the iron mesh to pet or tickle it.
Jamaica Zoo confirmed the shocking incident and said they are “assisting” the man involved in the viral video.
Footage of the bite has been widely shared online as the animal park assured it will work to prevent any “future occurrences”.
The clip shows the man – described by the zoo as a “contractor” – ignoring the lion’s growls.
He appears to tease the snarling beast by touching its face and foolishly sticking his fingers into his mouth.
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