A man - reported to be a neo-Nazi demonstrator - has been seriously injured after climbing into lion enclosure at Barcelona Zoo. Dressed in an army uniform, he scaled a security fence and stood in front of a lioness. He was promptly dragged into a tunnel and mauled.
Police and firefighters used hoses to ward off the lions but it took around 30 minutes to rescue the 45-year-old who was covered in scratches and bite marks. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not thought to be life-threatening.
The man had a reputation as a neo-nazi in the larger community.