– Two handlers brought a lion cub into studio where were mother and her little child
– At first, lion appeared to be calm, but then whining baby prompted it for attack
– Lion lunged at little child as handlers were trying to stop it
The incident occurred during the filming of former Mexican TV show Con Sello de Mujer. The show itself was last broadcast in 2007, but this footage recently wen viral as re-appeared online.
Shocking footage shows the young lion biting the little girl's leg as she screams in terror. But at first the lion cub seemed to be very calm until baby started whining.
Without warning, the lion suddenly jumps to its feet and lunges at the little girl, grabbing hold of her leg with its sharp teeth. The trainer can be seen wrestling with the lion's face while trying to force it to let go of the child.
Meanwhile the toddler's mother, who appears shocked, pulls her baby towards her as the lion tugs her leg the other way. Eventually the two trainers are able to prise the lion's jaws open and pull the little girl's leg free.
Watch the whole video below.