You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

TRAGIC: Lion Kills Volunteer at Cat Haven Sanctuary in California

A lion attack ended in deadly results for a volunteer at a wild animal preserve in Dunlap, California. The attack happened on Wednesday at Cat Haven, which is home to rare leopards, cheetahs, tigers and lions. The male lion in question, named Couscous, is pictured above.

Fox News reporter Michelle Macaluso said the intern-volunteer usually enters the cages around 10:00 a.m. for feeding. The incident happened

around 12:30 p.m. and it’s unknown why she was in the cage. Officials say the sheriff’s department shot and killed the lion after the attack.

Macaluso reported that Cat Haven has been around for 15 years and has no history of violent animal attacks. Employees say Couscous wasn’t the warmest and generally only liked to be around the founder of the sanctuary.

Follow Fox News Channel's Junior Reporters on Twitter.

Today’s Most Buzzed About Stories:

Posted in: 
Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern


On Greta Investigates: ISIS, we reveal new details about the terror group’s leader, their American connections & their unusual rise to power.


Inside the administration’s ISIS indecision, is a new conflict in the Middle East inevitable? The Kelly File reveals signs of the coming war.


Spotlight on the NFL! Inside the accusations of abuse and the impact on sports, on and off the field! Don't miss Hannity.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!