Wildlife Park Owner Mauled By Lion He Raised From Birth

A wildlife park owner in South Africa, Michael Hodge had a near death experienced after he was mauled by a lion he had raised from birth.
The incident which happened on Saturday saw the 72-year-old British citizen sustaining several injuries around his neck, as well as a broken jaw.
However, he was able to walk today after receiving medical attention. To rescue Hodge, the large beast-‘Shamba’ had to be killed.

Mr Hodge’s spokeswoman Bernadette Maguire said that he walked with assistance from a physiotherapist at a private hospital in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg.
She added that he will probably remain in hospital for a few weeks.“His wounds are still open until doctors are sure there is no infection,” Ms Maguire told me. She told local media: "He is very upset about the loss of Shamba and I think he is trying to put up a brave face, but he is really battling to come to terms [with] what has happened."