South African 'Lion Man' killed by his lions
August 22, 2019, 20:40:02 CEST | Wikinews

Thursday, August 22, 2019 



South Africa
Related articles


22 August 2019: South African 'Lion Man' killed by his lions
16 February 2019: Study indicates as great white shark disappears, living fossil moves in
26 May 2018: South African cricketer AB de Villiers announces international retirement
31 March 2018: Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner banned from 2018 Indian Premier League after ball tampering incident
27 July 2017: Publisher withdraws book about Nelson Mandela's final days after family complaint

Location of South Africa



Collaborate!

Pillars of Wikinews writing
Writing an article


Leon van Biljon, owner of Mahala View Lion Lodge near Pretoria, South Africa, was killed by his lions on Tuesday. Van Biljon, reportedly often referred to as 'The Lion Man', had been in the lions' area attempting to mend a fence at the time, according to local news media.

Mahala View Lion Lodge formerly billed itself as home to three lions: Rambo, Katryn and Nakita. It is one of over two hundred lion lodges in South Africa, which collectively house and breed more than six thousand lions, scientists report, a population larger than that of wild lions in South Africa.

Connie Moganedi, a spokeswoman for the police department of nearby Cullinan, told CNN, neighbors from other lodges nearby attempted, but were unable, to save van Biljon. In the wake of van Biljon's death, Connie Moganedi said, the lions were killed. Van Biljon was seventy years old.






Have an opinion on this story? Share it!



Sources[edit]
Amy Woodyatt. "Man killed by his own captive lions in South Africa" — CNN, August 21, 2019
Jackie Salo. "Safari lodge owner known as ‘Lion Man’ mauled to death by captive big cats" — New York Post, August 21, 2019





Share this: 

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Articles that may interest you:


Missing New York City chef Andrea Zamperoni f...

New York Other stories from New York 24 August 2019: Missing New York City chef Andrea Za...

Man sets himself on fire outside US White House

Saturday, June 1, 2019  United States Related articles 1 June 2019: Man sets himself o...

French fashion brand Lacoste announces limite...

Saturday, March 3, 2018  Environment Related articles 3 March 2018: French fashion brand...
Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


South African 'Lion Man' killed by his lions

Thursday, August 22, 2019  South Africa Related articles 22 August 2019: South African...


Four men go before Hungarian court after 71 found de...

Four foreign men have today gone before a court in Hungary on suspicion of people smuggling....


Missing New York City chef Andrea Zamperoni found dead

New York Other stories from New York 24 August 2019: Missing New York City chef Andrea Zam...


Nevada prop plane crash near Las Vegas leaves two de...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019  Aviation Related articles 10 September 2019: Nevada prop ...


Moving to Mars

Re-locating to Mars sounds a little farfetched, but the team at Mars One disagrees. Mars One...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω