A lion bites off finger Watch the terrifying moment when a contractor places hand through bars of cages at Jamaica Zoo

The shocking video shows a zoo employee trying to poke his fingers through the cage's bars cage for lions

and reaching out to the lion's teeth before his hand is then grabbed and his finger is removed

The lion barks as a warning, but he keeps to harass him till the big cat bites his fingers.

He will even put his feet up against the bars in order to try to pry his fingers away.

Following the incident, the injured worker was able to walk to a van and was believed to

have been admitted to the hospital.

You can view the video posted on Twitter Be aware that

it displays graphic injuries and includes swearing throughout.