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Young girl attacked by lion inside enclosure

Georgia Diebelius

Young girl attacked by lion inside enclosure
Turning suddenly, it swiped at one young girl – pinning her to the ground. (Picture: Snapchat)

A young girl was caught on camera being attacked by a lion this week after the animal turned on her in an enclosure.

The child was inside the cage with a number of other youngsters when the incident took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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According to local media, the predator had been brought into the enclosure as entertainment for the young crowd.

However a clip caught the moment the animal had had enough.

Turning suddenly, it swiped at one young girl – pinning her to the ground.

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Horror moment little girl is mauled by a lion after dozens of screaming kids were trapped inside cage enclosure with beast Credit: Snapchat
The child was inside the cage with a number of other youngsters when the incident took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Picture: Snapchat)

Children and adults can be heard screaming as staff fight to pull the six-month-old lion off of the child.

Akhbar 5 later reported that the girl escaped without injury as the animal had been declawed.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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