A male African lion killed a woman volunteering as an intern at a California sanctuary on Wednesday. The lion, named Couscous, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after the fatal attack that happened in his cage.
Wild animal expert Jeff Corwin, who held that lion as a cub, discusses the incident with Anderson Cooper. "These are powerful creatures and they possess incredible strength and predatory skills," he says.
The 4-year-old lion had been raised at the sanctuary since a young age. "These animals can spend a lifetime with little aggression and little examples of potential danger to humans beings, but when you weigh almost 400 pounds, you really only need to have one bad moment," says Corwin.
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