This is the horrifying moment a Siberian tiger mauls a defenceless zookeeper as terrified visitors desperately try to save her.
The woman was bringing food for the huge beast when it suddenly jumped on her and pinned her to the ground.
Amazingly, her life was saved by the shocked onlookers who shouted and threw stones at the tiger in a bid to distract it.
Men even lifted a table and chairs from a nearby cafe, hurling them over the fence to distract the 15-year-old male tiger called Taifun, or Typhoon.
The unnamed employee at the Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia was badly mauled but was rushed to hospital is expected to survive.
Alarming pictures show the woman on the back on the ground with the tiger on top of her seemingly going for the kill.