Judy Berens Mauled by Cheetah Wellington, FL
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WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the owner of a Florida wildlife sanctuary has been hospitalized after she was attacked by a cheetah.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Judy Berens has about 40 puncture wounds to her extremities and back. Authorities say she was airlifted to Delray Medical Center, but it appears she has non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say Berens owns and operates Panther Ridge Conservation Center, which provides homes for exotic cats.
Authorities say Berens was conducting an exhibition with two male cheetahs in a cage, when one became distracted by a ball being bounced outside. The cheetah moved toward the ball quickly and knocked her to the ground. The cheetah then pounced on her and began biting and clawing her. Several people entered the enclosure and rescued her.
Carole’s note: She’s owned them all of what, three or four days?
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