An 18-year-old Montreal woman is recovering after she was attacked by a lion at a wild animal rehabilitation centre in South Africa.

"This young lady sustained multiple bites to her legs and to her lower body," said Robyn Baard, client services manager at Medi-Clinic Nelspruit, where the woman was treated.

"I can't go into too much detail about that, but she is certainly not in any critical condition."

Baard identified the woman as Lauren Fagen. She was brought to the clinic Monday.

"We're happy to say that she's upbeat, and we're expecting one of her parents to arrive in South Africa soon," she said.

"At this stage, she is not in any danger."

According to The Canadian Press, the five-year-old lion grabbed the young woman's leg and tried to drag her into the cage.

Fagen is a volunteer at the Moholoholo rehabilitation centre, which cares for wild animals that are injured or orphaned.

The centre is located in the country's northeast, near Pretoria.

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  • This Wednesday, March 6, 2013 photo shows a sign posted near the gate near at the entrance of Cat Haven, the exotic animal park in central California where a 26-year old female volunteer intern was killed by a lion, in Dunlap, Calif. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

  • Dale Anderson, owner and founder of Cat Haven, a wild cat park stands near the enclosure where a 24-year-old intern was killed by an African lion, near Dunlap, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2013. Investigators say they believe the lion escaped from a feeding cage, which is right behind Anderson and ran into the big enclosure where Dianna Hanson was cleaning. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

  • Dale Anderson, owner and founder of Cat Haven, a wild cat park near Dunlap, Calif., talks with a female lion who lived in the same enclosure where 24-year-old intern Dianna Hanson was attacked and killed Wednesday by the male lion who also lived in the cage, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Authorities shot the male lion, making his female lion companion the only remaining lion at the animal park. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

  • An officer guards the gate near at the entrance of Cat Haven, the exotic animal park in central California where a 26-year old female volunteer intern was killed by a lion, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Dunlap, Calif. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

  • This undated photo provided by Paul Hanson shows his sister, Dianna Hanson. Dianna Hanson, a 24-year-old intern at the Cat Haven in Dunlap, Calif., was mauled to death by a lion at the exotic animal park on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Hanson)

  • This Oct. 12, 2012 photo released by JP Marketing shows a 4-year-old male African lion named Couscous at Cat Haven, a private wild animal park in Dunlap, Calif. Authorities say the lion killed a female intern-volunteer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Cat Haven, where the cat had been raised since it was a cub. The intern was attacked and fatally injured after getting into an enclosure with the lion, Fresno County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Collins said. (AP Photo/JP Marketing, Vicken Massoyan)

  • This 2012 photo provided by KFSN-TV shows a 4-year-old male African lion named Couscous at Cat Haven, a private wild animal park in Dunlap, Calif. Authorities say the lion killed a female intern-volunteer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Cat Haven, where the cat had been raised since it was a cub. The intern was attacked and fatally injured after getting into an enclosure with the lion, Fresno County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Collins said. (AP Photo/KFSN-TV)

  • This 2012 photo provided by KFSN-TV shows a 4-year-old male African lion named Couscous at Cat Haven, a private wild animal park in Dunlap, Calif. Authorities say the lion killed a female intern-volunteer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Cat Haven, where the cat had been raised since it was a cub. The intern was attacked and fatally injured after getting into an enclosure with the lion, Fresno County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Collins said. (AP Photo/KFSN-TV)