Lion Escapes and Kills Worker at North Carolina Zoo
Sunday started as a typical day at the Conservators Center in Burlington, North Carolina. Visitors meandered through the property and took pictures of wildlife and zoo staff performed routine maintenance duties. It was during a cage cleaning that a lion broke free and killed an intern at the zoo. 22-year-old Alexandra Black, a native of New Palestine, Indiana, and a recent graduate of Indiana State University, was killed onsite.