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Lion Ignored Food Before Attack on Intern

The intern killed by a lion at a sanctuary was on a walkie-talkie with a co-worker before being mauled.
2:12 | 03/08/13

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To that deadly line attack in California. We're learning a lot more about what happened to Diana Hanson right now on ABC Cecilia Vega is and -- send -- with the latest good morning Cecilia. George good morning when Diana Hanson was attacked there may not even have been tying for her to be scared we now know. That the lion broke free Hanson had no time to escape. It now appears the 550. Pound lion may have managed to his feet his own feeding -- just moments before turning on 24 year old intern Diana Hanson. One of the lead investigators now tells ABC news he believes -- Gator door was left partially open. Couscous somehow got into a larger -- that Hanssen was cleaning and that's when she was attacked the. Cat had just been fed and there was food in the bowl but the cat he ignored the food in order to go out and and have access to this young lady. This morning a first look inside the cat haven wildlife park where the lion mauled Hanson. -- -- -- Yeah. Birds quite quiet yet reported -- -- station. -- was reportedly talking on her cell phone with a co worker at the time of the incident when the -- abruptly ended. Suggesting she may have been completely caught off guard by the -- yet. The co worker grew concerned when Hansen failed to call back officials now believe Hansen died almost instantly from a broken neck she did not suffer. Yeah. On Thursday the park's owner paid a visit to the grounds where it all happened root for human. From most. Truman Bruce he had worked at the park for just two months hoping it would lead to a job at a bigger zoo. Diana died -- -- her family says her final moments remain a mystery she would never be in there with the lions president. And how that happened I don't know. So many questions still now investigators are looking into what caused this -- to turn on Hanson and neck -- -- has been performed George. No results just yet.

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