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January 30, 2015

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Trainer bitten in MGM Grand lion habitat

A hotel official says an animal trainer received stitches for a bite on the leg after an attack by a lion in an animal habitat display at the MGM Grand.

MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet said Thursday the trainer was bitten Wednesday afternoon when he stepped too close to one of three male lions.

Monet says the man was treated at a Las Vegas hospital and released and U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors were notified.

Captive lions in the glass enclosure are handled by a trainer under contract with the resort.

Monet says the injured trainer isn't an MGM Resorts employee. His name wasn't made public.

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  1. I hope OSHA investigates as they did with the Sea world Orca attack. Wild Lions should be reintroduced to Europe.

    Horse meat is the food closest to the zebras and other animals Lions eat in the wild. Lion should be released in Nevada to cull the wild horse herds.

  2. They should release the lions in MGM for and hour for dinner. Then put them back, at least once a week.

  3. animals want to eat, poop, have sex and survive, they don't have feelings. Sorry dog lovers, they act the way they do to get fed and survive.

    Lions existed in Europe and in India. The tigers killed the Indian Lions and the Europeans killed the lions there.

    No more dangerous than grizzlies.

    There are not tigers in Africa BTW just India, Asia and Russia.