JOHANNESBURG – A newly released video in South Africa shows a lion chasing and mauling a man after he enters an enclosure at a wildlife area.
The graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows the man, reportedly the wildlife area's owner, running for a gate when the male lion runs toward him. The lion quickly drags the man toward some bushes.
Another man is heard shouting: "Somebody get a rifle, just in case" and a sobbing woman says: "Please, somebody help him."
Gunshots are heard.
Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo says police are investigating a lion attack in the Thabazimbi area of Limpopo province. Mojapelo says the man who was attacked is in intensive care with jaw and neck injuries.