36-year-old German model Jessica Leidolph was mauled by a leopard while posing for photos inside an animal enclosure for retired showbiz animals.
According to the German newspaper BILD, a 16-year-old leopard named Troja sunk its teeth into the model’s head, rendering her unconscious with large wounds on her head and face.
Leidolph, who has a line of erotic calendars, passed out from profuse bleeding and was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she is currently recovering.
Police are now investigating whether the managers of the wildlife center should be held responsible for the attack due to negligence.
Animal rights activists have called for a privately-run animal sanctuary to be closed after a model was permanently scarred by a leopard in a photo shoot https://t.co/DbDiRJrIB8— The Times (@thetimes) August 26, 2021
It was not immediately clear what, if anything, triggered the big cat attack.
It also wasn’t clear what kind of photoshoot Leidolph was on at the time.