Johannesburg, SOWGI NEWS.TK — An American woman tourist was killed attacked a lion in Lion Park outside the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday (1/6/2015) night. A Number of people who witnessed the attack have beenhonked their cars in an attempt to get the attention of people who are in danger of it when the lion approached.
According to sources close to the investigation, who did not want to mentioned credentials, on Tuesday, a day after a woman was killed.
CNN reported, the victim has been identified as Katherine Chappell (29 years) of Rye, New York.
The victims were taking photos and the possibility of not seeing a lion
approaching from the side, the source said. The woman was the passenger of a vehicle and with a tour operator when the Lions attacked.
The operator was injured while trying to fight off the beast, but he is expected to survive, said Scott Simpson, Assistant Operations Manager at the Lion Park.
Lion Park party says, a number of witnesses have confirmed that the passenger window and the driver of a vehicle's condition in the open at the time of the incident. The lion stops about one meter from the vehicle as she was constantly taking photos, said a statement of Lion Park. The lion car crashing, and then biting the woman through an open window.
The staff of the Camp tried to dislodge the lion, said the statement. An ambulance arrived within minutes when the staff give first aid. However, Chappell died at the scene.
Simpson said, the lion will be moved, while the party children's investigations. However, the lion will not be killed.
According to a statement of the grounds, Lion Park has experienced that kind of incident before, all because of an open window. "It (the open window) completely banned on the grounds us," said Simpson. "There are many signs, and we hand out a sheet of paper that warned guests to always close their window."
Warning for guests to keep their Windows closed always found on the seat of the vehicle that killed a woman, said sources close to the investigation.
Lion Park, a Wildlife Centre in the province of Gauteng, South Africa offers a wide range of animals, including a lion, zebra, giraffe, and wild dogs.
"It is sad that lives had to be lost in this way," a resounding statement of Lion Park. "The visitors of South Africa should remember that the predator was dangerous and the rules are there for their own safety. If all the rules are followed, your visit to the Lion Park, national parks, as well as other similar facilities will be safe and offers valuable experience. "