Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2003 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion
Summary: 

Deputies shot and killed a 350-pound lioness that escaped from a wild animal sanctuary.  One of the lion's handlers attempted to first tranquilize the lioness; however, after being shot with a tranquilizer, the big cat charged the handler and knocked her to the ground before running off.

Publication: 
TexNews
Author: 
Associated Press