Hank (Marshall) lives contentedly with his wild animals: four tiger cubs, two elephants, and 110 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, and cheetahs. One day his family (wife and three children) arrive to visit him. The only trouble is he is not at home, but all his animals are. The visiting family is in for one shocking experience.
List of Injuries:
– Cinematographer Jan de Bont had his scalp lifted by a lion, resulting in 220 stitches.
– Tippi Hedren received a fractured leg and also had scalp wounds. This occurred after an elephant bucked her off its back while she was riding it.
– She was also bitten in the neck by a lion and required 38 stitches. This incident can also be seen in the film.
– Melanie Griffith (Hedren’s daughter) was also attacked, receiving 50 stitches to her face; it was feared she would lose an eye but in the end the wound was not disfiguring.
– Noel was attacked so many times that he eventually was diagnosed with gangrene.
– In one of those incidents, he was clawed by a cheetah when protecting the animals during a bushfire that occurred in 1979. All animals were evacuated, though it took several years for him to recover from his injuries.
– Due to the injuries, turnover was high as many did not want to return to the set.
– Some of the lions also suffered from illnesses that reduced their population.
– John Marshall was bitten by one of the lions and required 56 stitches.
– His brother Jerry was bitten in the foot while wearing tennis shoes. He later jokingly said the lion had a “tennis shoe fetish.”
– Assistant Director Doron Kauper had his throat bitten open, his jaw was bitten, and one of the lions attempted to rip an ear off. He was also injured in the head, chest, and thigh. Although it has been reported that the attack nearly proved fatal, the Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 9, 1978 printed a quote from a nurse saying his injuries were acute. He was also reported as being conscious and in a fair condition.
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