South Africa wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman, ‘operating as … – Fox News

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    A man walks past warning signs at the Lion Park, near Johannesburg, Monday June 1, 2015 where a lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park a park official said. The attack occurred when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. (AP Photo) SOUTH AFRICA OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Press gather at the entrance to the lion Park, near Johannesburg, Monday June 1, 2015 where a lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park a park official said. The attack occurred when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. (AP Photo) SOUTH AFRICA OUT (The Associated Press)

An official at the South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is “operating as usual.”

The Lion Park’s Assistant Manager Scott Simpson said that the park in Johannesburg had opened as usual on Tuesday.

An American woman was killed by a lioness on Monday when the animal attacked her through an open car window, also injuring the driver of the car who remains hospitalized.

The car’s windows were open, contrary to park rules.

Simpson said the attacking lioness would not be euthanized, but would be moved to another property owned by the park away from tourists.

The Lion Park is a popular tourist destination that allows visitors to drive in their own cars through large enclosures where lions roam freely.

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