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Old 03-09-2013, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Poor lion. It didn't deserve to be killed.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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What ashame. We will never know why the 4 yr old lion who was raised at cat haven since age 8 weeks old killed the woman. The deputy killed the lion & reports say the woman died instantly. Some say the cop didnt have to kill the cat because the woman was already dead. Im sad for both the woman & lion.
Lion kills woman interning at Calif. sanctuary
Big Cats and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Program by Cat Haven
The cat was killed because it remained near the body and they could not get it to move, which is a normal big cat behavior. She was killed instantly by her neck being broken, but the cat didn't eat on her. The cat was in a smaller enclosure and was somehow able to lift the door with its paw. She was in the larger area cat pen cleaning it up.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:47 AM
 
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What ashame. We will never know why the 4 yr old lion who was raised at cat haven since age 8 weeks old killed the woman. The deputy killed the lion & reports say the woman died instantly. Some say the cop didnt have to kill the cat because the woman was already dead. Im sad for both the woman & lion.
Lion kills woman interning at Calif. sanctuary
Big Cats and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Program by Cat Haven
Does anyone know why she went inside the lion's cage? Even though this lion was raised from a kitten of 8 wks, the instinct to be wild is still there. Difficult to take a naturally wild animal and make it totally tame. Here in CT a woman had raised a chimp from the time it was an infant and it killed her best friend one day; attacked the woman with no provocation and literally tore her face off. Who knows what makes the animal snap..very sad stuff.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Does anyone know why she went inside the lion's cage? Even though this lion was raised from a kitten of 8 wks, the instinct to be wild is still there. Difficult to take a naturally wild animal and make it totally tame. Here in CT a woman had raised a chimp from the time it was an infant and it killed her best friend one day; attacked the woman with no provocation and literally tore her face off. Who knows what makes the animal snap..very sad stuff.
From what I understand, the lion was in another section of the cage, behind a gate, while she cleaned the other section of the cage.

The lion opened the gate somehow.....either she didn't close it securely or the gate wasn't adequate.....I don't think they have determined that yet.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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The cat was killed because it remained near the body and they could not get it to move, which is a normal big cat behavior. She was killed instantly by her neck being broken, but the cat didn't eat on her. The cat was in a smaller enclosure and was somehow able to lift the door with its paw. She was in the larger area cat pen cleaning it up.
I didn't take the time to browse for more so the additional info is appreciated, brokencrayola. This makes it clear that it was a fatal accident for both. Very sad.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Went around the corner & now I'm lost!!!!
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The cat was killed because it remained near the body and they could not get it to move, which is a normal big cat behavior. She was killed instantly by her neck being broken, but the cat didn't eat on her. The cat was in a smaller enclosure and was somehow able to lift the door with its paw. She was in the larger area cat pen cleaning it up.
And they couldn't traquilize him??
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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And they couldn't traquilize him??
I thought this too, but when the first responder is a cop...well.

There should have been someone at the sanctuary that knows how to tranq but there are very few people in the world who do know how and even fewer people willing to learn.

[[I volunteer to learn]]
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Sheesh ..... it takes time to tranquilize an animal, and they didn't know if the woman was still alive. It's not like they can stay off at a distance and say, "She doesn't look like she's moving, therefore she must be dead. Well somebody go find a tranquilizer gun, we can let the lion play with her for a while!"
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If there is a lion standing over me, possibly still alive, I hope there is a hail of bullets.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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"An African lion killed a 26-year-old female intern who entered his enclosure Wednesday..."

what do you expect to happen when you walk into a lion's cage and violate his space?
is this woman completely insane? or stupid? or both? what the hell was she doing in there?
trying to pet it?
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