The lion stayed at the Conservators Center in Burlington, a reserve with about eighty wild animals. Around 11.30 pm, several lions temporarily transferred during a cleanup of their permanent residence. the
One of the lions managed to escape and go to the residence where the cleaners get to work. There he fell “quickly” and could he one person is fatally injured. Immediately after that was the lion shot, so that emergency responders to the victim. the
It is unclear how the animal, the cage could leave. The zoo is temporarily closed, and says in a statement to NBC News “deeply saddened [to be] by the loss of a human life”.
The fatal victim is the 22-year-old Alexandra Black from New Palestine, Indiana. She was only in may graduated as dierengedragsspecialist. “This is the worst day of my life”, said director of the zoo Mindy Stinner. “We are a person lost, we are an animal lost, today we have confidence in ourselves, we are lost.” the
“Although Alex very briefly was with us, she has had an impact on our community. We are a close-knit family of employees and volunteers, and are broken by the loss of this vibrant, smart young woman”, read a statement from the zoo.
“Alex loved animals. Our beautiful, intelligent, passionate Alex had been several times, unpaid work with animals. This was her fourth stage, she wanted the rest of her life to work with animals. She looked forward to this first placement outside of her home state, which ten days ago had begun. It was a terrible accident, and we are now in deep mourning. But she died during her passion," said the family of Alexandra.