Conservators Centers Statement Following Death of Worker, Lion Shooting

The Conservators Center will be closed to the public following an incident where one of the center’s workers was attacked by a lion. The worker died, and the lion was shot.

On December 30, 2018, the Conservators Center in Caswell County, North Carolina, posted a Facebook notice briefly describing what happened, and that the center will be “closed until further notice.”

The Conservators Center public Facebook post.
The Conservators Center public Facebook post.


A nonprofit, the Conservators Center’s website ( describes their wildlife-education and rescue efforts, including their rescue of dozens of big cats from squalid conditions in 2004, which was facilitated by the USDA.

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