When animals attack! It's no laughing matter, and we've seen this a lot in the news lately. Earlier this year, Harambe, a 450-pound gorilla, was shot and killed after a three-year-old boy fell into his exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. And a two-year-old Nebraska boy was killed by an alligator at the Walt Disney World hotel. Now, we have video from a live TV broadcast were a lion attacks a toddler live on air.
Having animals on talk shows is no new thing. And both Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon get a lot of milage out of their hilarious antics while reacting to various forms of wildlife. But what happened on one Mexican TV show is no laughing matter. Though, we assure you the little girl in question wasn't hurt.
All throughout the segment, you can see the female lion sizing up this very small child, with one of the cameramen even zooming in on the animal's face moments before the attack, as if they knew it was going to happen. The giant cat is able to get the little girl, grabbing her with its claws. And the feline manages to get one leg in its mouth.
It probably wasn't a great idea to sit this kid so close to such an unpredictable animal. The child is noticeably alarmed by the lion, which only draws the animal's attentions. The kid in question doesn't appear to be hurt, though we're not sure how bad the leg injuries were. That doesn't mean this kid isn't emotionally and psychologically scarred for life, no matter how much the animal trainer tries to console her afterwards.
It should be pointed out that this video is from an episode of Con Sello de Mujer, which aired way back in 2007, but was just released on Uniqli New's Youtube channel. The video has gone viral today, and chances are you didn't see it when it aired live. While the child isn't identified, the incident ended fairly well for all those involved, except for all the emotional trauma experienced by this little girl. We're guessing here, 9 years later, the tween is probably still afraid of big cats.