Escaped lion kills year-old intern at north carolina zoo
So any sort of incident like this is devastating to everyone. The facility passed two recent inspections by the U.
The Conservators Center houses more than 80 goulburn personals w4m from 20 species, including about 20 big cats, such as lions, leopards and tigers. Greensboeo Black had only been working at greenbsoro zoo for 10 days when she was killed by a year-old male lion named Matthai, who escaped a locked area around a.
The Conservators Center in Burlington — between Greensboro and Durham — announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure grrensboro about a.
Black had been employed at the Conservators Center for approximately fr weeks, authorities said. A family's New Year's Day likn to the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, nearly turned deadly when a 2-year-old girl fell into a rhinoceros exhibit. Officials originally said Black had graduated from Indiana State University.
Inthe zoo assisted the U. North Carolina's Occupational Safety and Health Division is also investigating whether any safety standards were violated.
Karen S. Share this —. Alexandra Black, 22, who was killed Lioh by an escaped lion at a North Carolina zoo.
Working with wild animals like this is a highly skilled profession, and it's something we take very seriously. The release of the call comes a lookong after another terrifying incident at a zoo. Janelle Griffith.
Scott Stump. Travis Photography "While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person," the zoo said in a statement. The center said it is investigating how the lion escaped its enclosure and that the zoo will be closed until further notice.
Black had been employed at the Conservators Center for approximately two weeks, authorities said. The Conservators Center houses more than 80 animals from 20 species, including about 20 big cats, such as lions, leopards and tigers.
Inthe zoo assisted the U. Department of Agriculture by accepting 14 lions and tigers that were part of a larger confiscation of animals living in unacceptable conditions, the center's website states. It has more than 16, visitors each year.
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