BURLINGTON, N.C. | Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at conservatory

BURLINGTON, N.C. | Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at conservatory

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A lion killed a worker at a wildlife conservatory Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said.

The lion was shot and killed after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Center in Caswell County, the center said in a statement.

A “husbandry team” led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out the routine cleaning when the lion somehow got loose, the center said.

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