Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Zoo Employee in Stable Condition after Being Attacked by Lion

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Zoo Employee in Stable Condition after Being Attacked by Lion

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Lion attacks employee at Quebec zoo

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GRANBY, - A lion at Quebec's Granby Zoo attacked an employee Monday, fracturing her backbone, the head of the facility said.

The woman, in her early 20s, was in hospital in stable condition but zoo director Paul Gosselin called her injuries "severe."

He said the zoo is still investigating the circumstances of the attack.

The employee had been performing the morning preparation routine at about 9 a.m. in the lion den, home to the zoo's three lions, when one of them attacked her, Gosselin told reporters.

A second employee sprayed the lion with water from a hose and managed to distance the animal from the injured woman.

"What we know is that she suffered a cervical fracture and a few lacerations," Gosselin said. …

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