Zookeeper's adorable proposal with the help of a tiger

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Thought you’d heard it all when it came to amazing proposal stories? One zookeeper has set the standard pretty damn high after popping the question to his girlfriend with the help of tigers. Yep, actual real-life tigers.

When Australia Zoo tiger keeper Ethan decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Eloise, it was all about pulling out the big guns – and doing it in a way that meant a lot to the both of them.

Ethan decided to propose to Eloise at a tiger show at Australia Zoo. Photo: Facebook/AustraliaZoo

In footage of the adorable proposal which has since been posted to the Australia Zoo Facebook page, Ethan waited until the unsuspecting vet nurse was attending one of the tiger shows at the Queenland zoo.

The clip shows Ethan pulling his girlfriend out of the crowd under the guise of helping him with his show.

“I do know Eloise, she’s one of our amazing vet nurses from the wildlife hospital,” Ethan tells the crowd.

“She’s actually my girlfriend. I’m a very lucky man indeed. We actually met here at the tigers which is pretty special.”

With Ethan calling an assistant to bring out a “toy” for the tigers which was actually a love heart, he then completely blindsides his girlfriend with a little help from the audience.

“Someone must have put a lot of man hours into that,” Ethan joked during the tiger show. Photo: Facebook/AustraliaZoo

“I have something to confess, but I might need the hand of the crowd to do so,” he says. “They’ve got something to hold up here.”

Cue members of the audience holding up gold balloons spelling out “Will you marry me”.

Ethan had organised for the crowd to help him propose during the tiger show. Photo: Facebook/AustraliaZoo

Ethan then drops a knee, Eloise bursts into tears, and the clip cuts to a tiger frolicking in the pool with a giant love heart. Aw….

With the video racking up 26,000 views, the proposal had many urging their other halves to follow in Ethan’s ultra-romantic footsteps.

Eloise said yes, obviously. Photo: Facebook/AustraliaZoo
Ethan and Eloise had met at the tiger enclosure, which only made sense for Ethan to pop the question using their furry friends.Photo: Facebook/AustraliaZoo

“If my bf doesn’t propose at Australia Zoo then he ain’t my bf anymore,” joked one.

“If my proposal isn’t like this, I’m making him do it again,” added another.

The epic engagement has some wondering what the couple’s actual wedding will be like.

 “Congratulations! Are the tigers invited to the wedding?” asked one commenter.

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