Zookeeper critical after lion attack at Nowra

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by two lions at a zoo on the South Coast today.

Emergency services were called to a zoo on Rock Hill Road, North Nowra, just before 10.30am (Friday 29 May 2020), following reports a zookeeper had been attacked by lions.

A 35-year-old woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for head and neck injuries, before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Police have been told the woman was cleaning the enclosure at the time.

Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

SafeWork NSW have been notified.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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