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Lion mauls zookeeper to demise

TOKYO, Sep 29 (News On Japan) –
A veteran male zookeeper has died after being bitten on the neck by a lion throughout feeding time at a safari park in northern Japan.

The hearth division obtained a report at round 3:30 PM on Thursday (Sep 28) from the Tohoku Safari Park in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, that “a male zookeeper has collapsed inside the lion enclosure.”

A 53-year-old male zookeeper who was chargeable for caring for the lions was discovered collapsed contained in the lion’s den bleeding from the neck and was taken to hospital the place he was later confirmed lifeless.

According to fellow staff, it’s believed that the zookeeper was attacked by a lion whereas feeding it.

Tohoku Safari Park has introduced that it is going to be briefly closed.


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