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Monday, December 31, 2018

Intern, 22, is mauled to death by a lion which escaped a locked enclosure at a North Carolina zoo

The heartbroken family of a North Carolina preserve intern who was mauled to death by a lion that escaped its enclosure said the recent college graduate died 'following her passion'.

Alexandra Black, 22, was killed by a male lion named Matthai while working Sunday at the Conservators Center in Burlington.

Officials said an animal husbandry team led by a keeper was doing a routine cleaning when one of the lions managed to break free from a locked space.

Matthai then entered the area where the team was cleaning and quickly mauled Black to death.



Anonymous said...

Passion is a dangerous emotion.
It can make people do really dumb things, like clean the area of a caged lion.
Dangerous and stupid.

Anonymous said...

Her family thanks you for the comment.