An elderly man did not suspect that what he was doing may lead to his death, according to emergency workers in Italy.
Police in Italy said that a 72-year-old man was killed by three tigers inside a closed zoo in northern Italy, after he entered the cage to feed the hungry animals.
The zoo, which is located in the mountainous area in Pinerolo near Turin, was closed down due to financial difficulties back in 2009 and its owners had failed to relocate nine tigers and a leopard.
The tigers suddenly attacked the man, as he fed them, and his wife ran to call for help. Emergency services confirmed his death at the scene.
Locals had previously expressed concern about the tigers, that were not castrated and they recently had puppies.
The elderly man was later identified by police as Mauro Lagiard. Lagiard and his wife lived near the zoo and he regularly came over to feed the animals, according to police reports.