- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A provincial conservation agency in South Africa says a lion killed an employee at a wildlife park.

The Ezemvelo agency says the attack happened in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi (shoo-SHOO-weh eem-foh-LOH-zee) park in KwaZulu-Natal province on Monday.

Agency spokesman Musa Mntambo said Wednesday that the 45-year-old employee was attacked after walking to a river to turn on a water pump servicing a nearby tourist lodge.

Mntambo says the female lion had tuberculosis and a leg injury, preventing it from hunting wildlife.

The Ezemvelo agency says park staff killed the lion.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide