North Carolina police release harrowing 911 calls from fatal lion attack of 22-year-old intern

Mail Online | 1/2/2019 | Reporter
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North Carolina police are looking over a zoo's safety protocol after a lion broke free and killed an intern on Sunday.

Alexandra Black, 22, was killed while trying to clean an enclosure at the Conservators Center in Burlington. She had been with the center just 10 days.

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In 911 calls from the center, a caller can be heard telling the dispatcher that the lion is 14 when initially asked about the age of 'the person that's hurt.' The caller quickly answered 'mid-twenties,' when the mistake was realized.

When asked about the woman's condition, the person on the phone describes Black as being 'incapacitated.'

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The person was unable to answer whether Black was away from the animal, adding that she couldn't reach the radio of the person with the intern.

Black was killed after the lion - named Matthai - escaped from where he was being held while his enclosure was being cleaned.

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Responders had to shoot and kill the lion after it failed to calm down from the numerous tranquilizers that were used.

Since the incident, the zoo has been closed. The Caswell Sheriff's Office is investigating the attack and on...
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