LAS VEGAS - A Nevada trainer is recovering after being attacked by a lion in Las Vegas and video has surfaced that shows what happened.
The attack, posted on YouTube, appears to be from a September, 1 incident at the MGM property where a male lion lunged at a trainer after the trainer stepped too close.
Immediately after the attack, MGM said the trainer involved needed stitches in his leg.
MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet could not confirm whether the video was from the September 1 incident since she has not made contact with the man who posted it online.
MGM's Lion Habitat is run by feline expert Keith Evans. Evans is not an employee of MGM, but is contracted to run it's lion exhibits.
The lions do not live on MGM's property, but are kept on Evans' private 8.5 acre ranch and transported to the hotel for shows and appearances.
Stay with ABC2 News and Good Morning America for more in the attack this morning.
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