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A California wildlife sanctuary will reopen on Sunday, four days after an African lion attacked and killed an intern.
The Cat Haven Preserve, located 40 miles east of Fresno, will resume its normal hours and tours for the public after being closed following the death of 24-year-old Dianna Hanson on Wednesday.
According to Reuters, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims will talk to reporters about the investigation before the gates officially open.
Hanson was working as part of a six-month internship at the sanctuary after working on a wild feline reserve in Kenya. There will be a moment of silence in Hanson’s memory. She was killed by a four-year-old male lion named Cous Cous while cleaning out a cat enclosure that wasn’t properly locked.
After the attack, Sheriff Deputies shot and killed the 400-pound lion when it would not leave Hanson’s body.
Cat Haven Founder Dale Anderson said in a statement that staff members are attending to the health of the lions.
According to Cat Haven’s website, a fund has been set up in memory of Hanson to go towards PSCH’s cheetah conservation in Kenya.