|Queen of the Cage - Faten El-Helw|
in the ring...
|... and recovering from last week's mauling|
Although hospitalised, El-Helw was released after two days and needed no surgery.
Perhaps the lion was just being playful - as Britain's Thomas Chipperfield explained in a comment piece in the Daily Telegraph. But even a playful lion can kill. El-Helw's husband and fellow trainer Ibrahim was killed by a lion in 2004.
What's it like to be at the mercy of two tigers attacking in earnest? I asked British trainer Martin Lacey Sr. Read his graphic account here.