According to their website, Mike and Chrissy started a lion project in Thabazimbi, northern South Africa, in 2003 before opening the Marakele Animal Sanctuary in 2010. A spokeswoman for the family issued a statement to Newsweek confirming that the lion, named Shamba, was killed during the incident. Ben Feuerherd, NY Post news.com.au … 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. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) “The lion grabbed my right hand and dragged me along the ground. Uncategory May 01, 2018 10:30. "He is no fool around lions and knows how to interact with them but clearly something went wrong" she said. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. An 87-year-old sleeping man was dragged around 300m from his bed and mauled by a pack of hyenas in central Zimbabwe. Mike Hodge, 67, suffered neck injuries and other trauma related to the attack. A disturbing video of a lion dragging and mauling an elderly man has gone viral on social media. Footage of a cat 'standing up' to a mountain lion has been captured by a man at a home near Boulder, Colorado. This is a shocking moment that a warthog is dragged from its burrow by a hungry lion. 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. Uploaded by Tom Mabe, the video showed the … What sounds like gun or bear banger shots are heard, as some of the staff distracted the lion. 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. A disturbing video of a lion dragging and mauling an elderly man has gone viral on social media. THIS is the British safari park owner who was savaged by a huge male lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified onlookers. In this still the man is seen being dragged away, alive, by the animal. Moment man is attacked by lion and dragged by the neck into the bush. 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. In the footage, the lion spots Mike after he enters its enclosure and chases him towards the metal door of the facility. 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. 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. Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . 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. 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. We pay for videos too. He was saved after shots were fired at the lion. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) 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, … The male driver is … "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 Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. 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. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Horrifying footage shows Mike Hodge, 67, attacked by the male lion at Makarele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, South Africa. In astonishing scenes, the elderly park owner is dragged like a rag doll towards some bushes. While the man survived, the lion was reportedly put down. As per a few media reports, something was bothering the lion as he was continuously sniffing at the grass. 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. Soon after, 72-year-old Hodge would open the gate and drive tourists out of the enclosure. ... A man has been filmed luring an endangered lion by attaching … Man lures endangered lion into chase by dragging carcass on back of motorbike. Photo: News24 A lion whose attack on a man at a wildlife area in South Africa was … When the video starts, it shows Shamba standing in the grass. Distressing footage shows Mike Hodge being attacked by the big cat on Saturday at the Makarele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, South Africa. The … 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. WARNING: Disturbing video To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. 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. LION ATTACK. I just had time to close my eyes. The statement added that the family are "devastated" at the death of the animal which has been raised from a cub at the park. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Marakele remains closed following the attack while Chrissy was said to be too upset to comment on the incident. The unfortunate incident happened inside the gate of The Marakele Predator Centre during a regular excursion. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The lion caught the man and dragged him away into dense shrubs a few meters away. Hodge now lies in a hospital bed, traumatized, and may never know why Shamba turned on him. The lion then drags him further into the bushes but then gunshots ring out and the lion is scared away. The distressing clip, which is believed to be filmed in South Africa, shows the big cat pawing at Mike Hodge before dragging him into the undergrowth. 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). Distressing footage shows Mike Hodge being attacked … One girl who is watching the attack is heard crying in horror as another man shouts for someone to “get a rifle.”. The video, recorded by a tourist in a South African safari park ends with a sound of gunshots and more screaming. 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. 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. While the man survived, the lion was reportedly put down. 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. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. We pay for your stories! 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. THIS is the British safari park owner who was savaged by a huge male lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified onlookers. View our online Press Pack. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? The owner of a wildlife park was mauled and dragged by a male lion in South Africa. 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But the predator remains near the victim while more shots are fired into the air. 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. The Brit was then transferred to a hospital in Johannesburg on the same day, Mediclinic confirmed. The lion Hodge loved was shot dead to save his life. SOCIAL media is divided after terrifying footage shows a safari park owner being mauled by a lion. 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. "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. I thought that now they would tear me apart,” Ms Solomina told TV channel Crimea 24 . She said the family are "only too aware of the dangers of working with wildlife but they remain his passion" despite the attack. The strength of the male lion was put on full display at the Kruger national park in South Africa. 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. WARNING: Disturbing video “I do not know how badly hurt he is but he is a lovely guy and I wish him all the best. It is believed that the big cat was euthanized following the attack. 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. 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