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Australia Lion Attack: Two Lions Maul Woman, Leaves Her 'Critical'

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Australian Zookeeper Critically Injured After Being Mauled by Two Lions

Police said the zookeeper was cleaning the lions' cage at the time of the attack.

The 35-year-old woman suffered neck and facial wounds and is in a critical but stable condition.

A female zookeeper has been attacked by a lion and has suffered wounds to her neck and head.

NSW Ambulance duty operations manager Faye Stockmen described the attack as "absolutely harrowing", adding that it was frightening to be the first to walk into the lion's den to treat the woman.

A zookeeper in Australia is in critical condition after being mauled by two lions while cleaning their enclosure on Friday, authorities said.

Camera IconOne of the lions at Shoalhaven Zoo.

Victim of the lion attack lying on a stretcher surrounded by emergency personnel in Australia
Victim of the lion attack lying on a stretcher surrounded by emergency personnel in Australia

Shoalhaven Zoo was not opened at the time of the attack and remains closed since March 25 due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.

NSW Ambulance earlier instructed the South Coast Information crews have been responding to stories of an "unconscious zookeeper within the lion enclosure". He is thought to have been working at the zoo as an animal handler for around a decade when the incident occurred.

Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident. They were able to secure the lions and render assistance to the woman.

'We worth our employees and it has been coronary heart wrenching to face down some employees.

The same zoo was the site of another attack in 2014, when a handler who was feeding a crocodile during a live show was pulled underwater by the crocodile, The Guardian reported.

Lions at Shoalhaven Zoo.

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