Lion handler gets bitten at MGM

Incident date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion handler gets bitten at MGM
Summary: 

A handler was bitten on the leg at the MGM Grand's lion habitat while feeding the big cat raw meat while onlookers watched. Another trainer thumped the lion on the nose and stepped between the two, which might have prevented the incident from escalating. The handler required stitches but was expected to return back to work.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Author: 
Norm Clarke