Illusionist Roy Horn recently paid his first visit to a Las Vegas, Nevada arena since being mauled onstage by a tiger almost two years ago.

Horn, accompanied by his partner SIEGFRIED FISCHBACHER and casino mogul Steve Wynn, "methodically" walked about 100 yards into a Thursday evening (08SEP05) performance at Wynn's new resort the Wynn Las Vegas.

Horn, who was partially paralysed when a large white tiger attacked him and dragged him by the neck during a Siegfried + Roy performance, has been walking without the aid of a rolling walker after months of six-to-eight-hour days in physical rehabilitation, according to his longtime manager BERNIE YUMAN.

Yuman adds that Horn and some friends were preparing to mark Horn's 61st birthday on 3 October (05) - the second anniversary of the attack.

He says, "We're going to continue to celebrate his birthday and his life."