Park worker dies in South Africa after lion attack
Published 17/02/2016 | 14:16
A wildlife park worker in South Africa has died after being attacked by a lion.
The Ezemvelo provincial conservation agency says the attack happened in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal province on Monday.
Agency spokesman Musa Mntambo said the 45-year-old employee was attacked after walking to a river to turn on a water pump servicing a nearby tourist lodge.
Mr 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.