Woman Killed in California Lion Attack Identified

The female volunteer intern was inside a cat enclosure when the 4-year-old lion attacked.
2:07 | 03/07/13

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New details in that deadly lion attack at a California animal sanctuary we've just learned that the victim is 26 year old Diana handset. She had moved from Seattle to intern at that park hasn't worked their only two months before yesterday's fatal mauling ABC's brandy hit. In Los Angeles with the very latest good morning ready. Good morning John and -- at this is a place families go to C big cats including lions up close and they can sometimes even pet the animals. But when a young intern went inside one of a lion -- -- something went horribly wrong. The lion attack took place at camp haven -- central California sanctuary for big cats. Despite her quiet. -- -- -- -- That animal was -- who's this four year old male African lion. Officials say he attacked a 26 year old intern Wednesday afternoon when she entered the enclosure. Another employee tried several times to distract couscous away but it -- -- She was attacked and fatally injured. But -- was shot and killed -- safety protocols. Her thoughts and prayers go out to the our friend and family here. They're just wild animals. Sheriff's officials and the department of fishing game are now investigating what led up to the attack. -- you Anderson founded project survival -- -- twenty years ago allowing visitors to get up close and personal with big cats. He's also raised many of these animals including -- -- And even demonstrated security around the enclosures to a local TV crew you know historic. And he's not -- -- the business was closed to the public at the time of the attack this is very rare. -- -- because of the safety. Requirements that we require you are permitting system animal employee interaction is limited. In fact -- -- -- game says -- haven hasn't -- history. But detectives will be looking deeper into their records -- I'm Diana.

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