Female intern-volunteer killed by lion at private wild animal park in California

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Founder: Worker killed by lion was female intern
    more at the link
     
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  3. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    A friend and fellow cat-love once said about our pets: "The only reason they don't kill us and eat us is they aren't big enough."

    Cat instincts are lightning quick and they don't disappear in one, captivity-raised generation. Unfortunately, those instincts are somehow turned against their caretakers.
     
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    Darkman00 New Member

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    Here we go again ... :(

    ... Wild african dogs, lion ... :(
     
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    marycarney Inactive

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    txsvicki Active Member

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    I agree with comments below the article that a tranquilizer gun should have been used and been on hand. The article didn't seem clear about if workers ever go into the enclosure or not.
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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  8. Cazzie

    Cazzie This is love

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    From the OP link:

    Her father said:
    WTH?
    It seems like this could end up in a huge liability battle in court. Meanwhile this young woman (and the lion) are both dead. :sigh: :sigh:
     
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    Sonya610 Former Member

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    There is a show called "Deadly Attractions" or something like that about folks that keep dangerous exotic pets. The big cat people especially seem to have this fixation/belief that "they are special" and because "they are so special" they won't ever be harmed by the cats.

    It is some weird egocentric thing that unfortunately ends up with their animals being killed.
     
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    Peliman New Member

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    Heard two news reports.

    One I've heard she was on her cell phone.

    Another stated she was killed by one swipe of the lions paw, broke her neck.

    I'm not too happy with accurate news reports lately so take it until confirmed.

    Here's another to add to the list of "it can't happen to me."

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A self-taught bear expert who once called Alaska's brown bears harmless was one of two people fatally mauled in a bear attack in the Katmai National Park and Preserve.
     
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    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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