Lion bites off zookeeper’s arm


Her right arm was severed near the elbow.

The attack occurred outside the view of tourists as Bourassa was giving a private tour available only to zookeepers’ family members. The theme park suspended such tours Monday, said Glenn Young, the park’s vice president of zoological operations.

Busch Gardens officials said the 12-year-old lion named Max would not be destroyed, but said the amusement park’s safety policies would be reviewed.