Friday, 8 March 2013

A SELECTION OF STORIES ON CALIFORNIA LION ATTACK

Lion kills worker at California big cat park
NBCNews.com (blog)
... shot and killed the lion after it killed a worker Wednesday, March 6, at Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap, Calif. By M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News. A lion mauled an employee of a big cat park Wednesday to death in California ...
Worker mauled to death at California sanctuary by her favorite lion
CNN
Hanson had been at the 100-acre wooded Northern California facility since January-- working as an intern, bonding with the big cats it's home to. On a Facebook photo of her petting a tiger cub, a friend commented, "You have met your calling." Lion ...
Lion kills a woman at big cat sanctuary in Sierra Foothills
Bakersfield Californian
Another big cat sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla., told the AP last year that at least 21 people, including five children, have been killed and 246 mauled by exotic cats since 1990. Over that period, 254 cats escaped and 143 were killed. Tatiana ...
Lion kills woman interning at Calif. sanctuary
USA TODAY
An African lion killed a 26-year-old female intern who entered his enclosure Wednesday at a California sanctuary for rare big cats, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. A deputy shot and killed the 4-year-old male lion after he attacked the woman ...
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Authorities say a lion has killed someone at a private big cat sanctuary near ...
Washington Post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say a lion has killed someone at a private big cat sanctuary near Fresno, Calif. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Loading.
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Lion kills worker at big cat park
Inland Empire News
A spokeswoman for Project Survival, the nonprofit that operates the site, said she didn't know how or when the park acquired the cat, a 4-year-old male. The 100-acre Cat Haven, which was founded in 1993 by former airline pilot Dale Anderson, promotes ...
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Lion kills woman at private California big cat park
BBC News
A lion has killed a volunteer intern at a private big cat park near Fresno, California, officials say. The 26-year-old woman was attacked and killed when she entered the lion's enclosure, Project Survival founder Dale Anderson said in a statement.
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BBC News
Lion Kills Volunteer Keeper At Big Cat Park
Yahoo! News UK
A lion has killed a volunteer at a big cat sanctuary in California after the worker climbed into the animal's cage. The 26-year-old woman was attacked inside an enclosure at Cat Haven in Dunlap by an African lion which had been raised at the park since ...
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Yahoo! News UK
Lion Kills Worker at California...
ABC News
Sheriff's office was dispatched here concerning an injured person one of the workers was found in one of the big cat enclosures. When my deputies arrived on scene. They the victim was still mean... See More. Sheriff's office was dispatched here ...
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Volunteer killed by lion at Calif. animal park
Zanesville Times Recorder
Since the 100-acre facility just west of Kings Canyon National Park opened two decades ago, it has housed numerous big cats, including tigers, leopards and other exotic species. It is permitted to house exotic animals by the California Department of ...
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Dad of wildlife intern killed by lion: 'It was her dream job'
Q13 FOX
“Dianna really loved her 6-month internship at Cat Haven. 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 ...
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Female volunteer killed in lion attack at Cat Haven sanctuary
Fresno Bee
The last attack by a big cat in California happened in 2007, when a Siberian tiger leaped and clawed out of its San Francisco Zoo enclosure, killing a 17-year-old boy and injuring two friends. Organizations with exotic-animal permits from Fish and ...
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Lion kills worker at California big cat park - U.S. News
By M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News
A lion mauled an employee of a big cat park Wednesday to death in California, authorities said.
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By Alfie Crow
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Lion kills worker at sanctuary in California - Fox 59 News
By Braden Walker
Hanson had been at the 100-acre wooded Northern California facility since January– working as an intern, bonding with the big cats it's home to. On a Facebook photo of her petting a tiger cub, a friend commented, “You have met your calling.” ...
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Lion Attacks, Kills Volunteer at Fresno Animal Sanctuary | KTLA 5
By tkurzweil
“Please honor Dianna's memory by helping her favorite cause: preserving the remaining big cats in the world,” Paul Hansen said in a statement. “She would ask us to do that for her.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this ...
KTLA 5
Lion kills worker at California big cat park - U.S. News
A lion mauled an employee of a big cat park Wednesday to death in California, authorities said.
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Person attacked, killed by lion at big cat sanctuary located ... - Newser
A lion killed a person on Wednesday at a private wild animal sanctuary in Central California, authorities said. The person was attacked and fatally injured after ...
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Lion kills person at big cat sanctuary in California | Zanesville Times ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A lion killed a person on Wednesday at a private wild animal sanctuary in Central California, authorities said.
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Victim of Fresno-area lion attack loved her job with big cats
Los Angeles Times
For Dianna Hanson, getting an internship at a remote feline conservancy in the hills east of Fresno was the culmination of a lifelong love of big cats. As a young girl, she drew pictures of tigers and told people she wanted to be a "pet store lady" or ...
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Intern's dream job turns deadly at big cat preserve
KTVU San Francisco
The Seattle-area intern fatally mauled by a lion at a Central California exotic animal park loved lions and tigers since childhood, "was absolutely fearless" around them and hoped to work at a zoo after her six-month internship, her father said late ...
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Letter reveals Hanson's introduction to big cats
HeraldNet
As my mother can tell you, I have had the goals of working with big cats since she adopted a tiger in my name when I was seven and I'm happy to say that with the support of my mom, dad, step-father and everyone else in my life, I'm getting there. I ...
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Intern Mauled to Death at Big Cat Sanctuary
Newser
(Newser) – Tragedy in California yesterday, where a 24-year-old was mauled to death by a lion at a big cat sanctuary. The AP identifies the victim as Dianna Hanson, an intern at Project Survival's Cat Haven whose father described her as "absolutely ...

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