Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at conservatory
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A wildlife conservatory in North Carolina says a worker has been killed by a lion that got loose from a locked space.
The Conservators Center in Caswell County says in a statement that the lion was shot and killed Sunday after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned.
The center says a "husbandry team" led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out the routine cleaning when the lion somehow got loose.
The center says it wasn't immediately clear how the lion left the area that was supposed to be locked. The center says it will be closed until further notice.
The facility was founded in 1999 and is in Burlington, about 50 miles northwest of Raleigh.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Denham Springs officials: Residents need to help maintain their ditches
Nursing home resident found dead from cocaine overdose
103-year-old Baton Rouge woman sets new record for 50-meter dash
Republic hiring more workers, buying new equipment in effort to improve trash...
Condos along popular Baton Rouge getaway burned; pets still missing
'That's typical LSU;' Tailgating underway ahead of Baton Rouge Super Regional
PREVIEW: Southern breaks down Starkville Regional
LSU softball lands national No. 10 seed
Balancing Football and Track: The story of Kary Vincent Jr.
Sha'Carri Richardson's impressive impact on LSU Track and Field