Female Zoo Worker Killed By Zoo Lion Just 10 Days After She Started Work

A young female zoo specialist has shockingly lost her life after she was
assaulted by an escaped lion. The lion killed her at a North Carolina zoological park after it escaped a locked enclosure during a routine cleaning.

Alexandra Black, a 22-year-old recent graduate of Indiana State University, had been an intern at the Conservators Center in Burlington, west of Durham, for about two weeks when she was attacked and killed.
A statement by the Black's family said she had died "following her passion."

Alex loved animals. Our beautiful, intelligent, passionate Alex had worked, unpaid, at several animal-related ventures, most recently at Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana. This was her fourth internship, because she really wanted to make a career of working with animals," they said.

Black was a native of New Palestine, Indiana, according to the sheriff's office. She had started working at the Conservators Center her first out-of-state internship 10 days ago, her family said. "She was a beautiful young woman who had just started her career, there was a terrible accident, and we are mourning," the family said.


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