A nature lover who reared two uncommon white lions from after they have been cubs was mauled to demise by them in a horror assault at the moment.
Conservationist West Mathewson, 68, was playfully wrestling his beloved lionesses Demi and Tanner at the moment when one in every of them turned on him.
The identical beasts clawed a farm employee to demise in 2017 at Mr Mathewson’s Tree Prime Lodge at Hoedspruit close to South Africa’s Kruger Nationwide Park.
However the kindly boss had continued to playfight and train them day by day believing they’d by no means assault him.
Sources informed tonight how the common tough and tumble “obtained a bit tough” till the aged nature lover reeled again lined in blood.
He died from his accidents on his method to hospital.
Regardless of the earlier deadly assault, vacationers had continued to flock of their hundreds to stroll with the animals.
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And a lodge spokesman confirmed tonight that Demi and Tanner would “positively not be put down”.
They added: “West cherished these cats as a lot as he cherished his youngsters and spent a lot of the day with them day by day.
“They didn’t imply him any hurt and it was only a tragic accident.”
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