American tourist mauled to death in lion attack

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AN AMERICAN tourist has been killed in a lion attack at the popular Lion Park, just north of Johannesburg. The woman died at the scene from her injuries, while the man is still receiving treatment.
Assistant park manager Scott Simpson said the lioness jumped through the open window of the car, despite the park’s rules forbidding visitors from having their window open whilst going through the lion enclosure.
Park rangers chased the lioness away after the fatal attack, however it was not known whether the animal would be put down or not.

Local media said this was the third serious incident to have happened in the park in the past four months.

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