A PATIENT was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital after being attacked by a tiger at Naples Zoo.

According to initial reports, the tiger grabbed the man’s arms and pulled him into the enclosure after the man cross a fence barrier to put his arm through the enclosure’s fencing.

A patient was airlifted to a local hospital after being attacked by a tiger

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A patient was airlifted to a local hospital after being attacked by a tigerCredit: Naples Zoo/Facebook

The man was seriously injured and it’s unknown what his current condition is.

The 4-year-old Malayan tiger was entreated to the back of the closure after it was shot with a sedative. Examiners will look over the animal when it is safe to do so.

Collier County deputies are responding to the incident at the zoo and said there is an ongoing investigation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This is an isolated incident, authorities said. There is no threat to the public.

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