African Lion Kills US Tourist Who Left Car Window Down During Tour

Tourists can be arrogant, and American tourists can by the most arrogant, often thinking themselves above the rules.  A lion decided that an open car window, against park regulations, was an invitation. Sadly, the visitor paid with her life.

A female African lion with her cub.  Pic courtesy www.kimballstock.com

A female African lion with her cub. Pic courtesy www.kimballstock.com

South African media are reporting the unfortunate death of an American woman at a lion park in Johannesburg, and the US Embassy says it has received reports of an “incident” involving an American citizen at the private park.

The embassy says it has no information but will follow up to “provide any assistance possible.” A South African news outlet, EWN, cites park officials as saying a tourist died in a lion attack at the Lion Park, a popular destination for tourists who can drive in their own vehicles through large enclosures where lions roam freely.

EWN reports the woman was in a vehicle driving through the park with its windows open, against park rules. A lioness reportedly jumped through the window, biting the female passenger.

The male driver was also reportedly seriously injured while trying to free the woman from the animal’s grip. “There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion came through the window and it bit the tourist,” a park rep says. “The ambulance arrived quite soon but the lady has passed away.”

No word on the fate of the lion but I suspect it will be killed.

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4 Responses to African Lion Kills US Tourist Who Left Car Window Down During Tour

  1. Marsha Woerner Reply

    June 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    “No word on the fate of the lion but I suspect it will be killed.”

    WHAT!?!? It’s a LION! And a MOTHER protecting its cub at that! If food of the most dangerous species isn’t playing by HER rules, it’s her DUTY to kill said food!
    What are people THINKING? It’s bad enough that they think it’s okay to put wild animals on display for humans’ “enjoyment”, but then they want to KILL said animals for being “wild animals”? It should be INCONCEIVABLE!

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      June 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      It should be inconceivable Marsha but it’s not. They will kill this lion. It’s about revenge.

      • Marsha Woerner Reply

        June 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm

        Yeah, and it sucks!
        (I was re-watching “The Princess Bride” last night, which is why the word “inconceivable” was on the brain… Great movie, but that’s totally off-topic)

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