Sunday, March 10, 2013


From ABC News:
Dianna Hanson, the 24-year-old intern killed by a lion inside an enclosure at a big cat sanctuary in California, died of a broken neck, a Fresno County coroner revealed today.

The coroner said that Hanson died instantly and that the 4-year-old male African lion named Cous Cous caused additional wounds to the woman's body after her death.

The body of the 500-pound lion, shot dead after killing Hanson, is now at a vet facility in Tulare County awaiting a necropsy to determine what may have caused the fatal attack.

Hanson was two months into an internship program at the Cat Haven in Dunlap, a small town in Fresno County near King's Canyon National Park, when she was killed.

I come away from this wondering - why was Ms. Hanson alone when she was an intern? Was she responsible for the cage being partially opened?

So why am I sharing this at Inner Toob?

Cous Cous had his moment in Toobworld as kind of a reality star. Three years ago as a cub, he made an appearance on 'Ellen':

His breed is extinct in the wild and now the world is one short.

It's a sad story all around.


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