Mt. lion killed after escape at Great Bend Zoo

Incident date: 
maa, 05/25/2009
Date reported: 
din, 05/26/2009
Date Published: 
maa, 05/25/2009 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Great Bend
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Mountain lion killed after escape at Kansas zoo
Summary: 

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.

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
Associated Press