A full-grown lion escaped Sunday out of his cage and killed a young employee in a zoo in North Carolina, UNITED states. It informs the Associated Press.
the Lion was subsequently shot and killed, writes the american zoo, the Conservators Center, on its website.
the Tragedy occurred when several dyrepassere, including 22-year-old Alexandra Black, had to clean the cages.
According to the park, it is yet unclear how the male lion Matthai could get out of its enclosure, according to the regulations should have been locked.
Alexandra Black, 22, dead according to the authorities fast. She was newly qualified and had only been working there for two weeks as an intern.
- We are deeply unhappy about the loss of human life, says in a statement from the zoo
the Lion was shot and killed, so that the staff could remove the body of the young woman.
The relatives describe Alexandra Black as an intelligent woman who had a burning desire to work with animals.
She was a beautiful, young woman who had just started his career. This was a terrible accident, and we are in deep sorrow, " says the family in a comment to the press.
Conservators Center flung the door open to the public in 1999 in Burlington, which is located 75 miles from Raleigh. The garden receives annually about 16,000 guests and features 80 different animals, including 14 lions.