A lion attacked and killed a young American woman working in a zoo in North Carolina, the Conservatives Center announced on Sunday.
Alexandra BlackHe was 22 years old, passionate about wild animals and took 10 days of internship at the Conservatives Center in Burlington, North Carolina.
"The Conservatives Center is devastated by the loss, today, of a human life." While a team led by a professional tutor was doing the routine cleaning of the feline grounds, One of the lions managed to escape from the place where he was closed and entered the space where humans were and quickly killed a person, "he said. the Center said in a statement.
"The way in which the lion could leave the enclosure is still unknown at this time. The lion has not left the enclosed perimeter of the park," said the center, who offered his condolences to the family of the Victim and announced that the park will be temporarily closed.
In order to be able to recover the body of the young person, Zoo workers killed the lion after firing, "the center said, conveying El País newspaper in Spain.
"We need to evaluate our situation very seriously and we have to ensure that all, workers and visitors are safe and feel safe because that is a very scary thing," said Mindy Stinner, executive director of the center.
Alexandra Black recently graduated from Indiana University. The zoo where he began to work houses 71 animals of 21 species, among them there were 15 lions, although it has not been confirmed if the dead beast was male or female.