Lion mauls martial arts instructor

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The lion could not have been more than a year or so old by his size
and mane. They are kittens until they are 3-5 years old.

March 20, 2008 Ontario, Canada Bowmanville Zoo: A martial arts teacher
knocked over by a lion during a photo shoot for Desi Life at
Bowmanville Zoo says she is happy to have come away with four broken
ribs and a bloodied lung. "To be honest, the sensation I have is a
great deal of gratitude to be alive," Gitanjali Kolanad said
yesterday. In the video, one minder kicks the baby lion in the neck
while the other pulls on a leash. The lion takes a second,
unsuccessful lunge at Kolanad as she lies gasping, before he is hauled
out the door. "I couldn't breathe – that was the terrifying part. The
muscles in my chest seized up and they didn't relax until I was in the
emergency room and they gave me a muscle relaxant." See it here:

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