THE BRONX - The man who jumped into the tiger den at The Bronx Zoo back in September pleaded not guilty in court today.

David Villalobos made national news when he leapt from the tram at the zoo into the tiger exhibit. Villalobos was subsequently attacked by one of the tiger's after making the leap into the den.

When questioned by authorities why he jumped, Villalobos responded that he wanted to be 'one with the tiger.'

Villalobos will be back in court on June 13.