I have never worried about being attacked by a lion - because I am never near a lion. That is not the case for a lot of people that work directly with the king of the jungle. From zookeepers to people on safari to animal sanctuary owners, if you are dealing with a lion, you could be attacked.  Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened recently to an elderly man.

Mike Hodge, owner of Makarele Predator Centre in South Africa was attacked and dragged by a lion. I am happy to report - he survived. Trust me that is pretty incredible after watching the video below. Mike suffered neck and jaw injuries and remains hospitalized. Reports indicate Mike was investigating an odor in the compound that was upsetting the lions. I'll say. I warn you the video is graphic.