Autopsy: Pen not properly closed when lion killed intern

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy report says an intern at a North Carolina animal preserve was killed by a lion whose pen wasn’t properly closed.

WRAL-TV reports authorities were told the lion was able to enter the same space as 22-year-old Alex Black because a large ball prevented the lion’s pen from closing.

Black was attacked by the lion at Conservators Center in Caswell County in December, and the report says she died from significant blood loss. Responding authorities killed the...

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