Mt. lion killed after escape at Great Bend Zoo
At Great Bend Zoo, a 14-year-old 150-pound mountain lion escaped from her enclosure during feeding time. The animal was never more than 150 feet from the enclosure and the handlers had the lion cornered. Tranquilizer darts would not be delivered for 30 minutes and the handlers didn't feel in control of the situation, so they shot and killed the mountain lion.