Briton injured in South Africa park lion attack

A British wildlife park owner is recovering in a South African hospital after being mauled by one of his lions.

Mike Hodge, 67, suffered neck and jaw injuries in the attack at the Marakele Animal Sanctuary in Thabazimbi.

A video of Mr Hodge being attacked and dragged by the large male lion has been circulating on social media.

The BBC understands the lion, reportedly called Shamba, has been put down.

Mr Hodge, who set up the sanctuary with his wife Chrissy in 2010, had gone into the lion’s enclosure to investigate a strange smell.

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