In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, August, 2020

Tragedy As Man Is Killed By White Lions He Stored As Pet (Photographs)

Tragedy As Man Is Killed By White Lions He Kept As Pet (Photos)

West Mathewson

West Mathewson


A person in South Africa who saved 400lb white lions at his South African safari lodge has been mauled to demise by the animals.


The conservationist saved the animals as pet.


In keeping with Dailymail, West Mathewson, 68, was attacked by two mature lionesses after he unlocked their gate to take them for a morning stroll. 


His spouse Gill, 65, tried to avoid wasting her husband by distracting the 400lb lionnesses, named Tanner and Demi, however they’d already inflicted deadly accidents. 


Mr Mathewson ran a preferred safari generally known as Lion Tree High Lodge, situated close to the city of Hoedspruit, round 280 miles north west of Johannesburg. 


The lionesses had beforehand killed a person engaged on a neighbouring property after they broke out of their paddock in 2017, in keeping with a report within the Telegraph. 


Mathewson’s daughter-in-law Tehri Fergusson advised the publication that Mr Mathewson’s demise might have been the results of ‘very tough play’. 


‘We are going to solely know why he died when we’ve the outcomes of the post-mortem,’ she mentioned.


‘We’ve to understand, West was not as younger as he thought he was. We’re nonetheless undecided what truly occurred however there was very tough play.’



The lionesses had been tranquilised following the assault on Wednesday and have been taken to an area endangered species centre. 


In keeping with Ms Fergusson, they’ll later be launched into the wild. 

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