The dead volunteer is 24 y.o. Dianna Hanson. She was two months into her internship program at the Cat Haven in Dunlap, Ca., and is now a candidate for the Darwin Award.
"(The deceased's father) said his daughter loved to be around big cats and working with them was her true passion in life.How sad; what a waste: She loved big cats so much that she endangered her own life, and the lion's life, to the point of it being killed simply for being a lion.
"The lion was shot and killed per our safety protocols," Dale Anderson, founder and executive director of Project Survival Cat Haven, which manages Cat Haven, said Wednesday."