Zoo agrees to safety measures following fatal lion mauling

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, an officer guards the gate near at the entrance of Cat Haven, the exotic animal park in central California. (AP)

FRESNO, Calif. (KGO) -- The state and an animal sanctuary have reached a deal requiring more safeguards after a deadly lion attack.

Back in March 2013, a lion attacked a volunteer at the Cat Haven Sanctuary near Fresno.

On Tuesday, the Animal Legal Defense fund says it helped broker a settlement in the legal battle between Cal/Osha and the operators of Cat Haven.

The animal park has agreed to install physical barriers between humans and large cats.

There will also be a standby keeper anytime somebody enters a large cat enclosure.

They will also be provide safety training for workers.