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.