File picture: Pixabay
File picture: Pixabay

Zookeeper mauled by lions in Germany

By DPA Time of article published May 4, 2019

Share this article:

Berlin - Two lions attacked a zookeeper in a German wildlife

park on Saturday, leaving the 24-year-old man in serious but not

life-threatening condition, according to local police.

The attendant had entered the animals' enclosure on Saturday morning

even though meat had already been put out for the creatures, a police

spokesman told dpa.

It's currently unclear why the attendant entered the enclosure, said

a spokeswoman for Serengeti Park Hodenhagen, in northern Germany.

One of his colleagues noticed the attack and was able to fend off the

lions and bring the man to safety.

The 24-year-old was brought to hospital by emergency helicopter. He

was conscious and able to speak, according to police.


Share this article: