Pretoria - A lion owner at an upmarket private reserve just outside Dinokeng Game Reserve, north of Pretoria, was on Tuesday around noon killed by one of his lions.
It is believed that two of the lions dragged the man around in an enclosure as people nearby tried to come to his aid.
The man, whose name is known to IOL but which has not yet been officially released, is said to have owned the three lions at this reserve, which is located on the edge of Dinokeng Game Reserve, which boasts the Big 5.
It is also believed that the three lions were shot after the attack.
Best Care spokesman Xander Loubser said that Ambu-Link Ambulance Service was dispatched to the farm where the attack took place. Paramedics tried to attend to the man, but he was already clinically dead on their arrival.