Share “Volunteer killed by lion at Calif. animal...”

Volunteer killed by lion at Calif. animal park

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 7, 2013 at 1:21 am •  Published: March 7, 2013
Advertisement

DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) — A lion mauled to death a 24-year-old intern just a few weeks on the job Wednesday at an exotic animal park in the Sierra Nevada foothills of remote Central California.

Authorities say the intern was attacked and killed when she entered the male African lion's enclosure at Cat Haven about 45 miles east of Fresno.

Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Bob Miller says sheriff's deputies responding to an emergency call from Cat Haven found the woman severely injured and had to shoot the animal to reach the woman. But she died at the scene.

Her father identified the victim as Dianna Hanson of Brier, Wash. Paul Hanson, a Seattle-area attorney, says he drove his daughter from her home on New Year's Day, arriving at Cat Haven Jan. 2.


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Where does OU rank among college football's running back units?
  2. 2
    The best jobs for every personality type
  3. 3
    Lankford: Changing Washington 'takes strong families, strong churches and strong communities'
  4. 4
    Trial delayed for former sheriff's deputy charged with sexual battery
  5. 5
    County Commissioner booked on new charges; discussion on ouster set for Monday
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending news Article