BERLIN (AP) — Police say two male lions have attacked and seriously injured a keeper at a zoo in northern Germany.
The dpa news agency quoted a spokesman for police in Walsrode, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Hamburg, as saying the experienced keeper had walked into the lion enclosure during feeding time early Saturday.
Fellow keepers at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen noticed the attack and managed to get their 24-year-old colleague to safety.
The keeper, whose injuries weren't life threatening, was flow to the hospital by helicopter.
Cougar, Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) at waterfall, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, North America
The snow-capped peaks of Klimanjaro looms over a young lion (Panthera leo) in Amboseli National Park KENYA
Mountain Lion (cougar, puma, panther) Felis concolor, jumping from rock to rock, controlled situation on a private ranch outside of Yosemite, CA. USA
Mountain Lion (Felis Concolor)
Cougar jumping from a boulder
The Mountain Lion also known as the Puma or Cougar. Like almost all cats, the cougar is solitary and, excepting brief mating couples, only mothers and kittens live in groups. It is a secretive animal, most active around dawn and dusk. Studies show dense underbrush is preferred by the cat, but it can live with little vegetation in open areas.
Female mountain lion (Felids concolor) carrying cub in mouth, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.