In a Zoo in the USA, a lion attacked a young Intern and killed. The attack occurred on Sunday when cleaning the lion’s enclosure, the Zoo Conservators Center in Burlington, in the state of North Carolina. The 22-year-old student had made in the animal Park is an internship and only for ten days, worked there, said the Sheriff’s office in the Caswell County later on Sunday in a Statement.

The Zoo was “shocked” about the misfortune. A trained animal keepers had sent accordingly, on Sunday “routine” cleaning work in the enclosure. One of the lions was “somehow” from a cordoned-off area in the area where the people were. There, he got killed then “quickly” the young woman.

Summoned police officers had tried after the first incident, to stun the lions. After several Attempts had failed, had been shot and killed the animal, to the body of the young woman safely.

The woman had only recently completed their studies. She was a Zooliebhaberin and wanted to work for a lifetime with animals, said the Director of the Parks, Mindy Stinner, and tears at a press conference. You have to do already had several internships with animals, most recently with wolves, and informed the family of the victim, according to the US media. “You died, while you followed your passion.”

the attacker was a male lion named Matthai, according to the broadcaster CBS, citing investigators. He had been described by the Park previously, as “by nature a little nervous,” it said. In a collection of lions in the Park, the Name Matthai is missing now.

In the REC center animals, including about 20 big cats live to around 80 in the wild. Most of them had been freed by authorities from poor living conditions and housed there, it says on the website of the Park.

so Far, is unclear, as the lion was able to leave the cordoned-off area, said the Zoo. The animal but I never leave the fenced-in enclosure. The Zoo was temporarily closed to visitors.

Also in Germany there have been in the past few years, to severe cases with large predatory cats – but also with other animals:

In October this year, 19 have been attacked-Year-old at an animal Park in Saxony-Anhalt from a Tiger. The Predator was housed in an inaccessible area. According to a police spokesperson, the accident happened at a feeding. As the animal Park said, had struck the Tiger through the enclosure fence after the man. In the Franconian town of marl at the offstein has bitten in September, a horse is an animal nurse. In the case of the incident, the 58-Year-old suffered on the Saturday afternoon, severe injuries to the neck, the police announced. The previous investigations showed that the woman was in one of the horse boxes on the stud when the horse attacked her. She was reanimated by a an er doctor on site and then taken to a hospital. At the Chemnitz Zoo in 2017, is to fall a prey animal Keeper of a leopard female and have been hurt. The nurse but I have yet to leave even the enclosure and the doors behind you close, informed the management of the Saxon town. The same animal was killed, therefore, in November 2006, a 23-year-old Nurse, by a neck bite. The wife had to clean the cage. After the outbreak of the two lions in the Leipzig Zoo in 2016, one of the animals has been killed. Etosha-lion had to be shot because the anesthesia took effect. The two felines had moved on to the zoo area; the Situation was, according to a spokesperson of the zoo, however, after a short period of time under control. A special Plan for emergency situations has begun. In Berlin in 2007, a musk ox has crushed a veterinary nurse at the bars of his enclosure. The woman had forgotten to close the locking bar of the Gehegetür. The woman died of internal bleeding. She was at the time of the accident alone with the animal. Only in the case of elephants and venomous snakes, the animal worked with two nurses, said the management of the zoo.


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