They shoot a lion who escaped from his cage and killed his keeper

The animal was in captivity in a tourist center. In his escape he killed his caretaker.

A lion was shot to death in Guatemala, after having escaped and killed his keeper, according to what organizations defending the rights of animals announced.

The events took place at the Santa Isabel hotel and tourist center, located in the municipality of El Chal, Petén department, 450 kilometers north of Guatemala City.

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As reported by the local media Noti Petén, the lion reportedly escaped from its cage and attacked a recreation center worker. The residents of the municipality followed up and informed the agents of the National Civil Police, who finally, with several shots, ended the life of the animal.

The lion’s victim was identified as Santos Equivel Nájera, 33 years old, who worked in the place and was the person in charge of feeding the feline.

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