The most violent zoo attacks of all time
Two lions have just attacked a zookeeper in southeastern Australia
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Zoos: not exactly where you want to see wild animals behaving badly. However, sometimes nature takes its course, or a terrible accident occurs.
That's exactly what happened at Shoalhaven Zoo (about 150 km/90 mi south of Sydney) earlier this week, where two lions attacked a zookeeper. The 35-year-old woman "suffered severe face and neck injuries," according to the BBC. The woman had been cleaning an enclosure when the animals ambushed her.
"Paramedics said the woman was found unconscious in the enclosure with severe injuries including bites and lacerations," further reports the BBC. The zookeeper was flown to a hospital in Sydney in critical condition.
Indeed, zoo attacks have occurred for quite some time, though several high-profile events have happened in recent years. Take a look at this gallery for a roundup of the most violent zoo attacks ever.
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