Alexandra Black: 22-year-old woman attacked, killed when the lion escapes from the Caswell County Conservators Center Cabinet

adminDecember 30, 2018


A 22-year-old graduate was killed when a lion escaped his cabinet in Caswell County Sunday and attacked her.

It happened at the Conservators Center in Burlington.

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The victim of the attack is identified as 22-year-old Alexandra Black of New Palestine, Indiana.

Officials said she was a recent graduate of Indiana State University, was a college intern and had been employed at the Conservatory Center for about two weeks.

A farming team led by an expensive keeper did a routine cleaning when one of the lions left a locked room, officials said.

According to the conservatory, the lion entered the room people were in and were quickly killed black.

The lion was shot and killed to allow Caswell County personnel to retrieve Black, officials said.

The conservatory center is closed until further notice, when the investigation is ongoing.

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