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Deadly attack in California where a lot and has killed an intern volunteer -- wild animal preserve.
Happened just hours ago in the town of Dunlap about 45 miles east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada and foothills there.
The place is home to roughly two dozen big cats including rare leopards tigers cheetahs and of course lions.
The male in question this mail is reportedly the cat that -- that volunteer inside the animal's cage.
Officials tell Fox News the sheriff's department shot and killed the -- after the attack.
Michelle -- -- so our reporter is with us from Dunlap tonight -- -- -- visited this big cat sanctuary -- story what a couple weeks ago.
-- -- -- right I was here a couple of weeks ago during a story about the conservation and preservation work that cat haven does for.
Big cats in the wild so to have something like this happen is really out of the ordinary this place has been here for about fifteen years and nothing like this has happened.
Now worker -- tell me that that girl.
Who reportedly -- in one of those big cages usually.
Comes into the case.
At times during feeding out feeding usually happens around ten -- and this incident happened at 1230.
So we do not know exactly what she was doing in that case that -- nameless -- coups and -- And he's usually not the friendly as lion he only likes to be around the founder that's dale Anderson.
And to have something like that happen at captain had haven as a really really sad tragedy and I'll say this article is so -- for us tonight.
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