If you are looking to take one of those sightseeing tours inside Chinese zoos that let you get up close and personal to the wildlife by putting you in the cage, you might want to think about waiting until it warms up a bit.
On Sunday at noon, 10 tourists were taking a bus tour through the most dangerous section of the Wuhan Jiufeng Forest Zoo. NetEase reports that when they were about 30 meters inside the tiger area — wouldn’t you know it — damn thing stalled, likely due to the low temperatures.
The visitors were left stranded inside for 30 frightening minutes while staff tried to figure out how the hell to lure five tigers away from an easy lunch. Eventually, they were able to get three tigers back into their cages, but the other two stubbornly refused to be deceived.
Staff had to call in the big guns, driving in a truck with a cage and luring the final two inside.
With the five wild animals safely locked away, the driver told the 10 tourists that they could go ahead outside and proceed to the main doors.
But, the scared visitors weren’t exactly too fond of this idea, so officials were forced to bring in another sightseeing bus for extraction. Luckily, this one didn’t stall out.
All the guests left with a refund and some pretty neat pictures to remember the whole thing by.
[Images via NetEase]