But this park isn't all that unusual, according to critics.
Wildlife parks across China are kind of a mess, according to Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary for exotic cats in Florida.
"The bigger picture, when it comes to tragedies in tiger parks in China, is that high-ranking officials, who control the State Forestry Administration [the government agency that oversees animal and environment issues], see tigers as a luxury product," Baskin told The Dodo.
For example, tiger bone wine is a highly desired product in China, even though a ban is in place, Baskin pointed out. Currently, in China, an estimated 5,000 tigers are being raised in tourist attractions and "farms" in the hopes that the ban will be lifted.
"China says we should farm tigers to take the pressure off wild tiger poaching," Baskin said, "but people will always want the premium product, which is the wild tiger, so stimulating demand is wiping out wild tigers."
And the risks of keeping wild tigers captive have taken their toll across the country. Baskin cited many more examples, beyond the incidents at Bedaling Wildlife World, that suggest that the ethics of the captive big cat industry is tenuous at best.