1 person killed by lion after it escapes enclosure at NC animal center WBTV December 30, 2018 3:59 p




1 person killed by lion after it escapes enclosure at NC animal centerWBTVDecember 30, 2018 3:59- A lion escaped an enclosure at an animal facility in Caswell County Sunday and killed a person, the facility reported in a news release.

The incident happened at the Conservators Center in southern Caswell County north of Pleasant Grove.

According to the center, the incident happened as an animal keeper was cleaning the lion's enclosure.

One lion managed to leave a locked area and quickly killed a person, the center said in the news release.

The lion was later killed by gunfire, which allowed Caswell County officials to retrieve the slain person.

The Conservators Center, at 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, will be closed until further notice.

The center, which has a Burlington address, was founded in 1999 as an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a specialized home for select carnivore species, their website says.