Wild Animal Park lion cub euthanized after mauling

Wild Animal Park lion cub euthanized after mauling

 

By: North County Times

 

ESCONDIDO —- Koza, the lion club being hand-raised at the Wild Animal Park nursery, died this afternoon after being attacked by a full-grown female lion. Park officials said the mauling occurred because a barrier separating the older lion from the cub was accidentally removed.

 

Public Relations Manager Christina Simmons said the five-month-old cub was being introduced to older lions at the park this past week. A wire barrier would allow the animals to see and smell each other, but should not have been removed.

 

"This was a human error," Simmons said. "Whenever something like this occurs, it’s a violation of our safety protocols."

 

 

The attack occurred at about 8 a.m., before the park was open. The gravely wounded cub was euthanized by the veterinarian staff at about 4:15 p.m.

 

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/04/17/tomorrow/41605165603.txt

 

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