Man attacked by lion

2010-07-27 09:18

An elderly man was in a critical condition at hospital after being

attacked by a lion in Bethlehem, paramedics said today.

The incident took place at a private lion farm on Africa Kop road

yesterday morning.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said: “Three men had gone into

the farm and waited while the victim went inside the caged enclosure to feed


“That’s when he was attacked. His co-worker pulled him out and

drove him out of the farm. He saved the man’s life.”

This morning Botha said the man, who is in his late 60s, remained

in a critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

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