Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man

Incident date: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date Published: 
Sat, 02/14/2004 (All day)
City: 
Elizabethtown
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
Headline: 
Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
Summary: 

A 52-year-old man, who ran an exotic wildlife preserve with his wife, was fatally mauled by a lion after entering the lion's cage. The man's body was found a few feet from the cage with lacerations on his head and thigh. The wife later returned home and saw a lion roaming freely outside of the enclosure with her husband no where to be found. The lion also killed their pet dog.

Publication: 
The Southern Illinoisan
Author: 
Becky Malkovich