$ 3000 fine for killer lion

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

A NORTH Carolina zoo has been hit with safety vi­o­la­tions af­ter a lion fa­tally mauled a 22year-old in­tern last De­cem­ber.

Be­cause Alexan­dra Black was there as an un­paid in­tern, the zoo could not be hit with a di­rect citation for her death. But lo­cal of­fi­cials is­sued safety vi­o­la­tion or­ders this week af­ter de­ter­min­ing other em­ploy­ees were also ex­posed to haz­ards.

The zoo faces penal­ties of just $3000 for the in­ci­dent.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion found it had in­ef­fec­tive pro­ce­dures to se­cure dan­ger­ous an­i­mals and did not do ad­e­quate in­spec­tions and main­te­nance on an­i­mal enclosures.

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