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Zookeeper critically mauled by 2 lions at shut Australia zoo

SYDNEY, Australia - Two lions mauled and critically injured a zookeeper inside their enclosure Friday at a closed Australian zoo.

Emergency services were called to Shoalhaven Zoo north of Sydney on Friday morning where a 35-year-old woman suffered serious head and neck injuries, police and ambulance statements said. She was airlifted to a Sydney hospital and remained in critical condition.

The zoo is closed to the public because of coronavirus pandemic.

Ambulance officer Faye Stockman described the attack as “absolutely harrowing,” adding it was frightening to be the first to walk into

the enclosure to treat the zookeeper.

“This is one of the worst jobs I have ever experienced,” Stockman said in a statement.

Police Detective Superintendent Greg Moore said the two male lions were secured shortly after and posed no further threat.
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