Posted: 9:23 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Video: Student jumps into zoo pen in India, taunts tigers

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Video: Student jumps into zoo pen in India, taunts tigers
Yashonandan Kaushik  photo
Yashonandan Kaushik

He may have been drunk to start with, but if that was the case it's likely a 23-year-old engineering student who jumped into a zoo enclosure and taunted two tigers sobered up during the 45 minutes he was in there.

He also, amazingly, survived unscathed.

Yashonandan Kaushik scaled a 20-foot-wall at the Gwalior Zoo to get into the tiger's area. Shirtless and drinking out of a container he carried with him, Kaushik followed the retreating tigers to the entrance of their interior den. He then returned to another area of the pen and sat  cross-legged on a rock until police got him out.

Indian police said Kaushik's father took custody of his son, who would otherwise have faced charges related to attempted suicide. Kaushik's father told the Hindustan Times that his son was not drunk, just tired, because he had been up for several days without sleeping.

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