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.
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