Family of Woman Mauled by Escaped Lion in North Carolina Zoological Park Pushes for New Safety Regulations

Alexandra Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary.

The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it could have reached visitors, according to her aunt, Virginia Black.

“Rather than panic and run away, she tried to keep him calm, keeping his focus on her and trying to distract him with the deer,” Black wrote...

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