Woman Mauled By Cheetahs In South Africa As Husband Photographs Attack
Housewife Violet D'Mello, 60, from Aberdeen, was rushed to hospital last month after the two big cats leaped on her in a petting enclosure at a private game park. Owners of the Kragga Kamma wildlife reserve claimed the male cheetahs Mark and Monty were tame and had never attacked humans before. However an American tourist has since told a South African newspaper she was also injured when the pair lunged at her during a holiday three years ago. Michelle Bodenheimer, from Portland, Oregon, told the Times people should not be allowed in the enclosure with the cheetahs. She said: "I am heartbroken to see that Kragga Kamma did not learn from my unfortunate experience.