May 9


Intern killed by lion died ‘following her passion’


Cat Behavior

Burlington, North Carolina( CNN) The zoological park intern killed by an escaped lion in North Carolina “loved animals” and wanted to make a career of working with them, her family says.

The center said the male lion, identified as Matthai, escaped a locked holding enclosing and assaulted Black while she and others were cleaning another area.

In a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WXIN in Indianapolis, Black’s family said she died “following her passion.”

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