Alexandra Black Wiki
Alexandra Black Bio
|Alexandra Black was a 22 years old intern and native of New Palestine, Indiana. She was a recent graduate of Indiana State University who was killed by a Lion in a North Carolina zoo on Sunday, 30th December 2018 after it escaped a locked space.|
|Alexandra Black Personal details|
|Alexandra Black Age||She was 22 years old as at the time of his death|
|Alexandra Black Cause of Death||Killed by a Lion|
|Alexandra Black Occupation||She was working as an Intern at The Conservators Center in Burlington|
|Alexandra Black Education||Indiana State University|
Alexandra Black Biography
Alexandra Black, who as per her social media pages went by the name Alex Black, led a life devoted to animal welfare. As per her Linkedin Profile, she wrote“I’m a recent graduate of Indiana University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Behavior while minoring in Biology. I am currently looking to gain experience in animal husbandry, specifically with ‘exotic’ species as I hope to become a zookeeper eventually!”
Black previously worked as an intern at Wildcare, Inc., in Bloomington, Indiana. Her roles included Providing daily care for wildlife undergoing rehabilitation, as well as, training domestic rats and updating species-specific care protocol. She described her Duties as cleaning, diet preparation, administering medication, medical exams, behavioral training, filing documentation, answering phones, and communicating with members of the public about their wildlife concerns.”
Alexandra Black Killed by Lion
Alexandra Black was 22 years intern at a North Carolina zoo killed on Sunday, 30th December 2018 after a lion escaped a locked space.
The Conservators Center in Burlington (between Greensboro and Durham) announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. ET.
— David Cantu (@duckm4st3r) December 30, 2018
Black was native of New Palestine, Indiana, and a recent graduate of Indiana State University. She had been employed at the Conservators Center for approximately two weeks, authorities said.
Caswell County Sheriff's Office identifies victim of deadly lion attack in North Carolina as 22-year-old Alexandra Black – had been an intern at the Conservator Center for two weeks pic.twitter.com/SpknOozKBt
— Gemma (@GemmaDiCas) December 30, 2018
The Conservators Center in a statement wrote. “While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person. The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today.”
The lion was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies later after the incident. The center said it is investigating how the lion escaped its enclosure and that the zoo will be closed until further notice.
The Conservators Center houses more than 80 animals from 20 species, including about 20 big cats, such as lions, leopards, and tigers.
It is reported that in 2004, the zoo assisted the U.S. Department of Agriculture by accepting 14 lions and tigers that were part of a larger confiscation of animals living in unacceptable conditions, the center’s website states. It has more than 16,000 visitors each year.