Chinese media has reported that the victim, Zhang, was avoiding paying for a £15 ticket by climbing over the park fence.
The attack happened in Ningbo Zoo, Dongqian Lake in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.
The victim climbed over the wall with his friend and a video captures the moment when the tigers grab him as his prey.
The victim was mauled by the powerful cats
I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood. Every time he sat up, the tiger pushed him down again
Witness of attack
Despite emergency services trying to rescue him, Zhang was pronounced dead after the horrific attack.
Zhang’s wife and two children, who had gone through the front entrance,watched in horror as he was killed by the tigers.
The killer tiger was shot dead and the other two were scared away with flares guns.
Onlookers videoed the victim's last moments
One witness said: “I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood. Every time he sat up, the tiger pushed him down again.”
Zhang managed to enter these by getting through a wire netting and climbing a wall to enter the tiger enclosure.
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The victim was trying to avoid a £15 entrance fee
A video shows a tiger gnawing on his body as people can be heard screaming.
The zoo was closed to visitors after the attack.
The tourism authority said there were several warning signs posted around the enclosure and the place where the two men had entered the park.