An American scientist and her young son are fighting for their lives in a South African hospital after being attacked by a giraffe at the wildlife reserve in South Africa where they live. Dr. Katy Williams, 35, and her son Finn, 3, were attacked by the female giraffe close to their home on Monday. Williams’ husband, Dr. Sam Williams, 36, came back from a run to find his wife and child being trampled and was able to chase the animal away.
A lawyer for the family said that both Williams and her son remained in critical but stable condition and were sedated. Katy had a “very long surgery” and Finn had also undergone an operation to release pressure on his brain from injuries sustained during the attack.