In a shocking event, an adult lion mauls a 67-year-old wildlife park owner in South Africa, after he entered the animal’s enclosure to monitor it. The British expat, Mike Hodge was rushed to hospital with injuries on neck and jaw.
The entire incident was recorded by the CCTV cameras which are installed at the Marakele Predator Park in South Africa. It shows Mr Hodge entering the lion’s enclosure and then trying to escape before lion caught him by his neck and dragged him further inside.
Witnesses watched and screamed for help as the animal tries to purse Mr Hodge towards his pen.
'Mike and one of his rangers were a little concerned about a smell in a compound that was upsetting one of the lions and had gone in through the gate to see what was causing it. He is no fool around lions and knows how to interact with them but clearly, something went wrong," the report quoted a friend telling The Sun.