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List of People Who Tried to Domesticate Wild Animals, But Later Regretted their decision

There are people who keep wild animals as pets. Some keep lions, tigers,snakes, crocodiles,wolves and so many others as pets in their homes. These wild creatures cannot be completely kept as pets. There are many stories where these animals ended up killing their owners.

1. Mike Tyson

The testimony of the “Tiger King” himself, Mike Tyson, a former American professional boxer who at the peak of his reign kept tigers as pets shows why keeping wild animals as pets is a bad idea.

“I was foolish,” said Tyson, on an Instagram Live with Fat Joe.

“There’s no way you can domesticate these cats 100 percent. No way that’s going to happen. They’ll kill you by accident, especially when you’re playing rough with them, you’re punching them back. They get hyped up, hit you back and you’re dead.

I was doing the wrong shit. I shouldn’t have had them in my house, believing they were domesticated. I was wrong.”

These are a few of the people who got killed by their own wild domesticated pets.


2. Leon Van Biljon 

He was mauled to death by his own pet lion. He was an experienced lion fender , he worked at Mahala View Lions Lodge in South Africa taking care of lions.The lion was shot afterwards.


3. Dan Brandon

A 31-year-old British man , was strangled by his own pet python.

His body was found lifeless in his apartment next to his gigantic Burmese python. The autopsy did revealed he died from asphyxiation .



3. Kelly Ann Walz

A 37-year-old Pennsylvania woman was killed as she attempted to clean her pet bear’s cage.


5.Marius Els

A 40-year-old farmer in South Africa was also killed by his own pet hippopotamus.


6. Ricky Weinhold

A 52-year-old Pennsylvania man In 2010 was killed by his pet one-ton bull.

Wild animals cannot be completely domesticated. The closest they should get to humans should be in the zoos.

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