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 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 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 by WABC shows authorities investigating the scene where a man was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York.
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 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 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)