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YOU would not want to cross paths with this man’s hyena. Animal trainer Luke Cornell has been working with deadly animals in the film industry for over thirty years. His South Africa farm called ‘Cornellskop’ boasts an animal menagerie that includes lions, cheetahs, ostriches, baboons and many others. Assistant trainer Shané has been working with Luke for over four years and is confident working with all the animals at Cornellskop – except one. Hyena Lola is a loyal and loving animal towards Luke, but anyone else that crosses her path “is meat”. Luke said: “If I’m not in the vicinity you can stroke Lola through the fence and she will be really sweet, the minute I’m in with her she turns into a psycho.” For the first time in years, Luke has attempted to get Lola to finally warm up to Shané, but it didn’t quite unfold as they hoped…
Producer: Giacomo Brunelli, Ruby Coote
Editor: Pete Ansell
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