- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/lion-rips-off-toddlers-scalp-at-heilbron-lion-park-20190514A 4-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being attacked by a lioness at Weltevrede Lion Farm in Heilbron on Sunday, Netwerk24 reported.
A part of Dina-Marie de Beer's skull was reportedly removed on Monday to relieve pressure on her brain.
Her dad, Pieter, told Die Burger that the road to recovery would be long. Dina-Marie is being treated at Netcare Union Hospital in Alberton where she was airlifted to.
She is being kept in an induced coma.
The Pretoria family reportedly visited the lion park on their way home from a holiday and went into one of the camps so that Dina-Marie could pet a cub.
According to Netwerk24, Dina-Marie was in her father's arms when they were attacked through the fence of a bordering camp.