Lew attacked and killed a young American who worked at the zoo in North Carolina, the Conservation Center announced on Sunday.
Alexandra Black22, he was passionate about wild animals and spent 10 days in an internship at the Conservation Center in Burlington, North Carolina.
"The Center of Conservators is devastated by the loss, today, of human life." While the team run by a professional teacher was doing routine cleaning of the cat housing, one of the lions managed to escape from the place where he was locked and entered the space where people were, and quickly killed a man ", The center said in a statement.
"The way the lion could leave the fence is unknown at the moment." The lion never left the closed circuit of the park – he informed the center, condolencing the victim's family and announcing that the park would be temporarily closed.
To regain the body of a young woman, zoo workers killed the lion after fire, he assured the center, the newspaper El País from Spain reported.
"We need to assess our situation very seriously and we must ensure that everyone, employees and guests are safe and feel safe because it is very scary," said Mindy Stinner, executive director of the center.
Alexandra Black has recently graduated from Indiana University. In the zoo where he started to work there were 71 animals from 21 species, including 15 lions, although it was not confirmed whether the dead beast was male or female.