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Lion brutally attacks owner who cared for him for a decade

PRETORIA: In a tragic incident caught on camera, a wildlife park owner was wounded by a lion after he entered the animal’s cage at the Marakele Predator Park in South Africa.

The 67-year-old man named Mike Hodge was rushed to the hospital with injuries on the neck and jaw, according to a Daily Mail report.

A video of the incident was also shot by onlookers, where Hodge could be first seen entering the animal’s enclosure and then trying to run away from it. Unfortunately, as he wasn’t fast enough, the lion caught hold of him and dragged him away.

Fortunately, Hodge survived the attack and is recovering in the hospital. One of his friends, who does not want to be named, told The Sun that the park owner, who entered the cage to investigate the smell in the lion’s enclosure, irked one of the lions when the incident took place.

WARNING: The following video contains images that some people may find distressing

Video via: WANE-TV NewsChannel 15 Facebook page

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