BURLINGTON, N.C. | Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

BURLINGTON, N.C. | Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

BURLINGTON, N.C.— An intern was helping do some routine cleaning at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion attacked and swiftly killed her, authorities said. Visitors were rushed out while the staff and authorities tried vainly to tranquilize the animal and reach the young woman’s body.

But in the end, deputies shot and killed the lion.
Alexandra Black of New Palestine, Indiana, had been at the Conservators Center for about two weeks.

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