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Man wanted to "play" with tigers at NY Zoo

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We have new details about the tiger attack at the Bronx zoo.

Police say the man who jumped off an elevated monorail into the tiger pit, told investigators he wanted to pet the animal and be "one with the tiger."

There are 11 tigers on rotation in the exhibit and at the time only one was out.

After jumping into the exhibit, the tiger mauled the man, leaving him with broken bones and puncture wounds.

No word yet if the man will face charges.

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