This is the terrifying moment a toddler is attacked by a lion on live TV, as the predator’s handlers desperately try to stop the attack.
The bizarre incident, which very nearly ended in tragedy, took place during the filming of a Mexican TV program called Con Sello de Mujer.
This footage from the now defunct show recently went viral after being published online and features a toddler and a juvenile lion in a TV studio.
The lion cub appeared to be quite calm until the baby started to whine and it lunged at her.
Here is the video:
And here are the highlights:
Shocking footage shows the young lion biting the little girl’s leg as she screams in terror.
The two handlers struggle to prise the lion’s jaws open as she continues to bite the young girl.
One of the handlers hugs the baby after they are able to pull her leg free from the lion’s jaws.
The lion was making an appearance on former Mexican TV program Con Sello de Mujer.
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