Why does this not surprise me? Lions are wild creatures, not pets or tamable animals. Trying to create  some sort of bind that is totally unnatural will always end in disaster. KS


Pretoria East Rekord

UPDATE: Woman mauled to death at sanctuary of famous lion whisperer


A woman visiting the Kevin Richardson’s Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday was mauled to death by a lion.

Cullinan police spokesperson, Constable Connie Moganedi said the 22-year-old woman was at the reserve with a friend went she was attacked.

Moganedi said the pair were walking to their car when a lioness attacked from behind.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman earlier said paramedics were called to the Hammanskraal game lodge   at 11:05 to attend to the victim.

Also read: Woman killed in north lion attack

“When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene bystanders had initiated CPR. Tragically the victim had sustained injuries so severe  she died at the scene.”

Owner of nearby Dinokeng Nature reserve confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the attack took place at the renowned conservationist and “lion whisperer” Kevin Richardson’s wildlife sanctuary.

The sanctuary is located on the Welgedacht Private Game Reserve outside Pretoria.
Rekord contacted Mandy Richardson on Tuesday afternoon who declined to comment. Richardson did not confirm nor deny the incident.