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Man jumps into lion enclosure and attempts to shake hands with animals

By Mason White 9:57 AM May 24, 2016

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was is lucky to be alive after he managed to get into an enclosure of lions to shake hands with the animals.

The 35-year-old drunk man, who was identified as Mukesh of Rajasthan, India, went through the enclosure of the African lions despite warnings by the security staff, Shivani Dogra of the Nehru Zoological Park said.

Many visitors to the zoo witnessed the act and recorded it. People were heard on video screaming for Mukesh to get out, but he entered a lake and swam close to the lions.

Fortunately, the lions were weary of the man and they did not approach him.

Mukesh stuck his hand out and attempted to shake hands with the lions, but they did not react.

Mukesh eventually returned to safety and was unharmed.

Bahadurpura police arrested Mukesh on charges of trespassing.