A lion at South Africa’s East London zoo mauled a man to death after he jumped into the animal’s enclosure on Tuesday, a government official said.

Security camera footage showed the man paying the entrance fee and entering the zoo at around 9 a.m. (0700 GMT), local government spokeswoman Thandy Matebese told the Daily Dispatch newspaper.

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“We suspect that he used the corner of the security wall and the fence of the lion’s enclosure to climb up and jumped over the fence,” Matebese said.

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“His corpse was discovered around 10am (0800 GMT) when it was time to feed the lions.”

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