Woman Killed in Lion Attack at Cat Haven Animal Sanctuary

The female volunteer intern was inside a cat enclosure when the 4-year-old lion attacked.
1:23 | 03/06/13

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Transcript for Woman Killed in Lion Attack at Cat Haven Animal Sanctuary
Now we turn to the still developing story out of California a lion attack at an animal sanctuaries one woman is dead. And for the latest on what we are learning right now let's go to ABC Cecilia Vega. Today tragedy at a 100 acre private animal park in California in intern at the -- haven conservation facility was killed after answering an -- that housed a four year old male African lion. Named couscous. Our thoughts and prayers go out -- that our friends and family. And to her family at this time in this trying time. We'll -- you guys posted. As things progress around here. The emergency call came in just afternoon sheriff's office was dispatched. Here concerning an injured person one of the workers was founded in one of the big cat enclosures. The -- was killed when sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and shot him. Whether this time only no there was one male. The park which was closed at the time houses numerous big cats including leopards and she does couscous appeared with a trainer -- Allen three years ago this. Is a Bob reliant tonight fans are expressing condolences on the -- even FaceBook page as investigators try and determine exactly what went wrong. Cecilia Vega ABC news Los Angeles.

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