THIS is the British safari park owner who was savaged by a huge male lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified onlookers. As per a few media reports, something was bothering the lion as he was continuously sniffing at the grass. ... A man has been filmed luring an endangered lion by attaching … While the man survived, the lion was reportedly put down. A man posing for a picture Sunday while holding his "trophy fish" was attacked by a sea lion which hauled him over the side of a boat into the water, a San Diego Fire-Rescue official said. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? The male driver is … Moment man is attacked by lion and dragged by the neck into the bush. Man Gets Attacked And Dragged By Lion After He Wanders Into The Enclosure. “The lion grabbed my right hand and dragged me along the ground. Horrifying footage shows Mike Hodge, 67, attacked by the male lion at Makarele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, South Africa. A disturbing video of a lion dragging and mauling an elderly man has gone viral on social media. Mike, who relocated from the UK with his wife Chrissy in 1999, is currently in hospital after suffering a "broken jaw and several lacerations" the family confirmed. Photo: News24 A lion whose attack on a man at a wildlife area in South Africa was … One girl who is watching the attack is heard crying in horror as another man shouts for someone to “get a rifle.”. Uncategory May 01, 2018 10:30. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. "He is no fool around lions and knows how to interact with them but clearly something went wrong" she said. In this still the man is seen being dragged away, alive, by the animal. The girl was sitting on the dock's edge in Steveston Harbour in Richmond, British Columbia, when a massive sea lion suddenly leapt from the water, … Ben Feuerherd, NY Post news.com.au … As per reports, Hodge’s jaw had been broken and his neck gashed in several places, however, he is said to be recovering from his wounds. He said: “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. SOCIAL media is divided after terrifying footage shows a safari park owner being mauled by a lion. SOCIAL media is divided after terrifying footage shows a safari park owner being mauled by a lion. It is believed that the big cat was euthanized following the attack. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Mike Hodge is recovering in hospital after the horrifying attack at his wildlife sanctuary in northern South Africa, Mike Hodge, pictured with his wife Chrissy, was attacked by a lion at his own safari park on Saturday, The lion grabs Mike at the enclosure door while onlookers scream in horror, Mike is said to be in hospital being treated for neck and jaw injuries, The Brit was inspecting the lion's enclosure after noticing a strange smell, his friend has told The Sun Online, Mike, who owns the wildlife park with his wife Chrissy, was rushed to a hospital three miles away, The big cat drags the terrified Brit into the bush, As witnesses scream for help, the lion paws at Mike who does not appear to be moving, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). A disturbing video of a lion dragging and mauling an elderly man has gone viral on social media. And due to the park's popularity, the couple created the predator centre within the sanctuary featuring at least a dozen big cats, including white lions, cheetahs and two Bengal tigers. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. The statement added that the family are "devastated" at the death of the animal which has been raised from a cub at the park. While the man survived, the lion was reportedly put down. Man dragged into enclosure by lion in South Africa Home Mike Hodge, 67, suffered neck injuries and other trauma related to the attack. The video, recorded by a tourist in a South African safari park ends with a sound of gunshots and more screaming. WARNING: Disturbing video A man was filmed being dragged away and mauled by a lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified witnesses. But the predator remains near the victim while more shots are fired into the air. THIS is the British safari park owner who was savaged by a huge male lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified onlookers. A spokeswoman for the family issued a statement to Newsweek confirming that the lion, named Shamba, was killed during the incident. WARNING: Disturbing video The owner of a wildlife park was mauled and dragged by a male lion in South Africa. WARNING: Disturbing video When the video starts, it shows Shamba standing in the grass. This is a shocking moment that a warthog is dragged from its burrow by a hungry lion. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) I thought that now they would tear me apart,” Ms Solomina told TV channel Crimea 24 . This is the distressing moment a British safari park owner was dragged away by a blood-thirsty lion after entering its enclosure at a wildlife park. SOCIAL media is divided after terrifying footage shows a safari park owner being mauled by a lion. What sounds like gun or bear banger shots are heard, as some of the staff distracted the lion. View our online Press Pack. In the footage, the lion spots Mike after he enters its enclosure and chases him towards the metal door of the facility. His wife Chrissy added in the statement that he is "recovering well" after being rushed to Mediclinic Hospital, in Thabazimbi. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. The story takes even sadder turn as Hodge now lies in a hospital bed, while Shamba, the lion he loved so dearly was shot dead to save his life. Soon after, 72-year-old Hodge would open the gate and drive tourists out of the enclosure. While the man survived, the lion was reportedly put down. Marakele remains closed following the attack while Chrissy was said to be too upset to comment on the incident. We pay for your stories! I just had time to close my eyes. He was saved after shots were fired at the lion. We pay for videos too. Footage of a cat 'standing up' to a mountain lion has been captured by a man at a home near Boulder, Colorado. Uploaded by Tom Mabe, the video showed the … Onlookers scream for help while the animal paws Mike, who does not appear to be moving. The strength of the male lion was put on full display at the Kruger national park in South Africa. The man had entered the zoo’s lion safari attraction, a large enclosure housing four lions which visitors are only able to access via bus tours. Woman dragged to her death from car window by LION at safari park in South Africa The moment a lion turned into a scaredy-cat Moment lion that … The lion Hodge loved was shot dead to save his life. The … For other inquiries, Contact Us. The American tourist was to dragged to her death when the beast managed to jump through her open window at Gauteng Lion Park near Johannesburg in South Africa. "It had put the lion on edge but when Mike went in the lion turned and came for him and he ran but couldn't get through the gate quick enough and it had him. The story behind the video, however, makes the footage even more distressing as the man who was dragged by the lion was the park’s owner, Michael Hodge, who had bottle-raised the lion. AN eight-year-old boy has told how he fought off a mountain lion after it dragged him by his head and pinned him down under a tree. Hodge, who had moved to South Africa with his family because of his love for lions, had cared for this lion for all his life, a full decade. As per media reports, the family of the injured man said that he used to do this on a regular basis, however, that day Shamba mysteriously turned around. 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The video shows the lion dragging the man behind the bush as a female onlooker sobs uncontrollably crying for help while another onlooker, a man, pleads someone to get a rifle. An 87-year-old sleeping man was dragged around 300m from his bed and mauled by a pack of hyenas in central Zimbabwe. The Brit was then transferred to a hospital in Johannesburg on the same day, Mediclinic confirmed. News channels unite; demand BARC's public statement on fraud TRP case; 'mails not enough', Indian Ambassadors’ Group calls out Canada's vote-bank politics amid PM Trudeau's meddling, MHRC takes cognizance of Republic CEO's arrest; directs Crime Branch to justify actions, Caught on cam: Lion attacks, drags man who bottle-Fed him; shot dead. Man lures endangered lion into chase by dragging carcass on back of motorbike. The British owner of a wildlife park in South Africa is in hospital after being mauled by a lion he had raised since it was a cub. A man on the other side of a fence, outside the gates, was heard calling the lion and throwing baits at it to lead him away from the tourist truck, which is a standard procedure to lure the lions away from the vehicle, as described by an employee. The shocking video shows Mike Hodge, the British owner of the Makarele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, South Africa, being attacked by a huge male lion. Speaking with The Sun Online, a friend of Mike, who does not wish to be named, said the park owner was investigating a smell in the lion’s enclosure when the predator attacked him. The unfortunate incident happened inside the gate of The Marakele Predator Centre during a regular excursion. "There is no information coming out of the hospital but all I know is that he is alive and his wife and daughter are with him. She said the family are "only too aware of the dangers of working with wildlife but they remain his passion" despite the attack. The man, who has been identified by the authorities as 87-year-old Tendai Maseka, was dragged about 1,000 feet from his mud and wood hut. Distressing footage shows Mike Hodge being attacked by the big cat on Saturday at the Makarele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, South Africa. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Hodge now lies in a hospital bed, traumatized, and may never know why Shamba turned on him. In astonishing scenes, the elderly park owner is dragged like a rag doll towards some bushes. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) LION ATTACK. “I do not know how badly hurt he is but he is a lovely guy and I wish him all the best. 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