Video caught the young man showing off his gymnastic skills before hopping over a fence back into the visitors’ area on Thursday.
Luckily for him, the four enormous white rhinos in the background paid him little attention and he got out unscathed.
Police are now investigating the incident, according to
The video was originally uploaded onto the young man’s TikTok account but appears to have since been taken down, the paper reported.
Singapore Zoo has condemned the ‘reckless and mindless’ behaviour of a trespasser who jumped into the rhino enclosure and did a backflip before leaping back over the fence to safety
Video caught the young man showing off his gymnastic skills but the four enormous white rhinos paid him little attention
Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which manages most of the zoos in the country, told The Straits Times that it had filed a police report on Thursday.
In an Instagram post on Friday, the body slammed the young man’s stunt as ‘a reckless and mindless act,’ adding that it was ‘socially irresponsible, extremely dangerous and simply disrespectful to wildlife and animals’.
It urged others not to attempt to copy the young man, stressing that it could be fatal.
In 2008, a Malaysian contract worker at the zoo was mauled to death by three white tigers after climbing into their enclosure.
The 32-year-old man jumped a fence into the moat that separated the big cats from visitors and waded towards the tigers before being attacked and killed in front of shocked onlookers.
The Straits Times reported that a state coroner ruled the case as a suicide the following year.