Johannesburg - South African documentary filmmaker John Varty was critically injured when one of his tigers attacked him on his farm near Philippolis, in the Free State, SABC radio reported on Thursday morning.
Mediclinic spokesperson Amanda Appelgryn said Varty was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night, and was in the intensive care unit.
He reportedly suffered multiple injures and puncture wounds all over his body.
Varty's brother Dave told Die Burger that he was busy filming tigers when he was attacked and that it's still unknown what exactly happened.
Varty co-wrote, produced and starred in the 1992 Hollywood feature film Running Wild, which also starred Brooke Shields and Martin Sheen.
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