People have been known to do stupid things for taking selfies. They have caused damage to priceless works of art and some have even shot themselves when trying to take selfies with loaded guns. Add this incident which took place in China recently to the list as well. A man took a selfie with a walrus and that same walrus ended up killing him.
According to local media reports, a man went to the Yeshanko Wildlife Zoo in the Liaoning province where he took a selfie with a walrus. He reportedly took some video as well which he posted to WeChat while he was there.
After the man had taken some selfies, apparently the walrus had enough of it, so it grabbed the man from the back and threw him into the pool. The man drowned even though a zookeeper who has worked with the walrus for a decade dived in to save him, but according to the report, the zookeeper drowned as well.
It’s unclear why visitors would be given this level of access to animals that can weigh upwards of a ton. In this case, the zoo has taken responsibility and paid around $137,000 in compensation to the victim’s family. It’s unclear whether a similar compensation was given to the zookeeper’s family as well.
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