Animals in a zoo in Beijing have amused the public on Sunday for following suit and fight with each other after witnessing tourists' fight,
which is believed to be their first time to see humans fighting.
The tourists were visiting Beijing Safari Park on Saturday afternoon, when an argument broke out,
which later escalated into swearing and fighting, according to a video released by Beijing Daily on Chinese social platform Sina Weibo.
"They shouted at each other, tore at each other and many tourists and animals were watching.
The two sides reached a settlement after mediation," reads a reply from the park authority on its official WeChat account on Sunday.
In the video posted online, men and women were on the ground, kicking and pulling at each other's hair.
A woman with a baby in her arms also came forward and kicked another woman lying on the ground and tore her hair.
Soon after, the woman with the baby was kicked from behind by a man, and both of the woman and the baby fell to the ground.
Insiders said that the animals near the fighting site were impressed by the event as it was the first time they've ever seen a fight between humans.
In the evening, some animals followed suit in their own animal houses and started fighting, the scene was out of control, according to the reply.
"Under the patient education of the keeper, we believe animals knew that fighting was not good," the park noted,
implying that it was not good for tourists to fight in the zoo.
The incident has amused many Chinese netizens.
"High-quality human beings even made animals laugh," said a netizen.
"It's their turn for the animals to enjoy a circus," said another.