Woman killed in lion attack

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 08:41 AM EST
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DUNLAP, California (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Deputies are investigating a deadly lion attack in central California.

It happened at the Cat Haven Sanctuary in Dunlap about 45 miles east of Fresno.

Deputies say a 26-year-old volunteer intern was mauled to death when she entered the lion's enclosure.

The 4-year-old male African lion known as Cous Cous was shot and killed following the attack.

According to fish and wildlife leaders, the lion had been raised at the private animal sanctuary since he was eight months old.

Woman killed in lion attack
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