Leon Van Biljon, popularly called ‘The Lion Man” who owns a game reserve in South Africa, was mauled to death by one of his own lions.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 20 at Mahala View Lion Lodge, near the northern town of Cullinan, South Africa.
Seventy-year old Biljon was attacked by three lions as he attempted to fix a broken fence in the lion’s enclosure.
The three lions have since been put down.
The neighbors from the nearby lodge tried saving him but unfortunately, he succumbed to the injuries.
His death was confirmed by the Mahala View Lodge on Facebook.