Zoo agrees to safety measures following fatal lion mauling

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)

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.
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