Lion kills woman at California sanctuary
This 5-year-old lion, named Cous Cous, was shot killed after mauling a park intern.
March 6th, 2013
10:40 PM ET

Lion kills woman at California sanctuary

A 26-year-old female intern was killed Wednesday afternoon by an African lion inside a cage at an exotic cat sanctuary in California, authorities said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this critical time," said Dale Anderson, founder of Project Survival Cat Haven in Dunlap.

The lion, a 5-year-old, 350-pound cat named Cous Cous, was shot and killed, officials said.

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  1. USA Bob

    Rule 1: don't go into a wild animal environment. And that is the only rule.

    March 7, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. joey george

    This person crossed the borders of an "WILD" endangered animal. Why was it killed? This defeats the cause..does it not?

    March 7, 2013 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |