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(DUNLAP, Calif.) — A person was killed by a lion at a big cat sanctuary in Dunlap, Calif., authorities told ABC News.

“The lion was also killed,” CalFire spokesman Ryan Michaels said.

The victim was believed to be an employee at the Sierra Cat Haven in Dunlap, a small town in Fresno County near King’s Canyon National Park.

The reserve was founded in 1999 on 100 acres by Dale Anderson and is home to a variety of species of big cats, including cheetahs and tigers, according to the company website.

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