A woman got out of a car while traveling in the Badaling Wildlife Zoo in the suburbs of Beijing.
She was then dragged away by a tiger. Her husband and mother-in-law then rushed out of the car to rescue her.
The animal dragged her to the ground and took away from the vehicle with lightening speed.
The woman who was dragged away survived, the second woman who was left in car was killed by a different tiger.
Zookeepers say the elderly woman was then mauled to death by another tiger, while the younger woman was severely injured.
Tourists are forbidden by the zoo to get out of cars within the park.
Reports said that the woman made an irrational move after quarrelling with her husband.
The younger woman remains in hospital with serious injuries but the mum could not be saved.
The horrendous incident was partly captured on shocking CCTV footage.
The second tiger attack is not captured on camera.
The park has been closed while an investigation is underway, according to local media.