A California woman was killed in an attack by a lion as she worked as a volunteer at a sactuary.
The woman, indentified by her father as 24-year-old Dianna Hanson, was attacked by a 4-year-old male African lion in its enclosure at Project Survival's Cat Haven in the foothills east of Fresno.
"Dianna really loved her six-month internship at Cat Haven, her father, Paul, said on Facebook. "She and I drove down there from Seattle on Jan 1 & 2. She was so excited at working in Cat Haven and living in California. Once there, she gave me the tour and showed me all the big cats there with which she would be working. Of course, Dianna being Dianna, her favorites were the tiger and the lion, Cous Cous, who killed her today."
The lion was fatally shot by an arriving Fresno County sheriff's deputy when it would not allow medical personnel get to the woman, who was working as an intern.
by RTT Staff Writer
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