TOP SECRET ANIMAL ATTACK FILES
Special Report forwarded by AAF Correspondent: Jeff Dykes
from BBC World Service
into lion's den
Thursday, October 14, 1999 Published at 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Police in South Africa say a man was mauled by a lion in Pretoria Zoo after three men threw him over a fence and into the animal's den.
Workers threw stones to distract the lion's attention and zoo staff sedated it, enabling rescuers to save the injured man.
He suffered wounds to his arms, legs and chest and was said to be in a stable condition in hospital -- though police say he was still too disorientated to make a statement.