SHOCKING amateur footage has emerged of a lion attacking its trainer at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, was filmed on September 1 and captures the moment the male lion suddenly turns on his trainer while on display.
The man was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he received stitches.
The honeymooning Montana couple who filmed the attack, Titus and Drew Ellis, have told of their horror.
Mr Ellis said: “We weren’t expecting it at all. It just all happened so quick, you know. All of a sudden he was on top of him, and you could tell it wasn’t a playful jump.”