DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) — A California animal sanctuary is reopening to the public less than a week after an African lion killed a 24-year-old intern.
Cat Haven founder Dale Anderson and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Sims are planning to speak to reporters before the park lets in visitors at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The sanctuary plans to observe a moment of silence at noon to honor Dianna Hanson, who was killed by the 550-pound male lion Wednesday. The animal was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy.
Investigators believe the lion lifted the door of a partially closed feeding cage with its paw and attacked Hanson as she cleaned a larger enclosure area.
Family members say they believe safety protocols were followed and Hanson's death was a tragic accident.
The sheriff is expected to discuss the investigation.
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