The lion was killed after escaping, killing the handler

In northern Guatemala, a lion was killed after escaping the zoo’s fence and killing its trainer

Guatemala City-According to a local news website, a lion was killed after escaping the fence of the Guatemala Zoo and killing its trainer.

The local Noti Petén identified the deceased as Santos Esquivel Nájera and said he died after being bitten by a lion late on Sunday.

Residents and police later hunted down and shot the 20-year-old lion.

The incident took place in a tourist natural park in the town of Elchal in the northern province of Petten, which is authorized to raise animals.

Since 2006, the Guatemalan Government’s National Reserve Committee has registered lions as part of private collections and inspected the lion fences in 2019.


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