Lioness kills woman at refuge of South Africa’s ’lion whisperer’ Kevin Richardson

Lioness kills woman at refuge of South Africa’s ’lion whisperer’ Kevin Richardson

As Richardson walked lions in the reserve, he said one chased an impala and encountered the 22-year-old woman some two kilometres away

In this Wednesday March 15, 2017 file photo, Kevin Richardson, known as the “lion whisperer,” takes two of his lions for a walk in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, near Pretoria, South Africa. A lion that mauled a young woman to death was under the care of Richardson, known for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary.

JOHANNESBURG — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the “lion whisperer” for his close interactions with the predators.

Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his animal sanctuary in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on Facebook that he and an “experienced” colleague took three lions for a walk in the reserve on Tuesday and that one chased an impala, eventually encountering the 22-year-old woman at least two kilometres away.

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