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Aerial view of the Tiger Mountain exhibit at (Credit: Fox 5 News/WNYW)

Aerial view of the Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. A man jumped into the exhibit Friday afternoon, and was mauled by a tiger. (Sept. 21, 2012)

Bronx Zoo tiger mauling

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said that David Villalobos, 25, told investigators that he deliberately leaped into a zoo exhibit.

Aerial view of the Tiger Mountain exhibit at
(Credit: Fox 5 News/WNYW)

Aerial view of the Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. A man jumped into the exhibit Friday afternoon, and was mauled by a tiger. (Sept. 21, 2012)

In this Sept. 20, 2010 photo provided by
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In this Sept. 20, 2010 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, three Amur tiger cubs rest by a fallen tree limb at the Tiger Mountain exhibit at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Authorities say a visitor at the Bronx Zoo leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted into an exhibit, where he was mauled by a tiger.

This Sept. 21, 2012 image from video provided
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This Sept. 21, 2012 image from video provided by WABC shows authorities investigating the scene where a man was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

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Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny speaks to the
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Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny speaks to the media during a news conference, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. A visitor to the zoo was mauled by a tiger after he leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted over a fence into an exhibit, police and zoo officials said.

Left, ticket booths are empty and the gates
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Left, ticket booths are empty and the gates are chained shut on Sept. 21, 2012 at an entrance to the Bronx Zoo after a visitor who jumped into a tiger enclosure was mauled there. Right, an undated Facebook image of the mauling victim David Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac.

David Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, was mauled by
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David Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, was mauled by a tiger after he jumped from a monorail into the animal's enclosure at the Bronx Zoo. The three Amur tiger cubs shown here were photographed at the Bronx Zoo on Sept. 20, 2010. (Sept. 21, 2012)

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