Deadly lion attack at California sanctuary

Associated Press
This Oct. 12, 2012 photo released by JP Marketing shows a 4-year-old male African lion named Couscous at Cat Haven, a private wild animal park in Dunlap, Calif. Authorities say the lion killed a female intern-volunteer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Cat Haven, where the cat had been raised since it was a cub. The intern was attacked and fatally injured after getting into an enclosure with the lion, Fresno County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Collins said. (AP Photo/JP Marketing, Vicken Massoyan)

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A 24-year-old intern was killed by an African lion at a California wildlife sanctuary and died almost instantly after sustaining injuries, according to coroner, amid media reports that the animal may have escaped from its pen to attack her.

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