Lion Mauls Man At Kansas Refuge

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/25/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/25/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/25/2009 (All day)
City: 
Oakley
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion Mauls Man At Kansas Refuge
Summary: 

A lion mauled a man at an animal refuge.  The man was staying at a motel nearby and made his way into an outer perimeter of the lion's enclosure.  The man reached his arm over the inner gate and the lion grabbed the man's right arm.  The owner hit the lion with a metal pipe until he released the man's arm.  The man was transferred to a hospital in Denver for surgery and is expected to recover.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Associated Press