Leo killed a man after escaping from a breeding center in North Carolina, several US media reported.
"A breeding team led by a professional animal trainer routinely cleanses the cabin when one of the lions escaped from the enclosure and entered the human space and quickly killed a person," says the animal shelter. statement.
The owner of the site in the county of Kassel said he was "devastated by the loss of human life". The victim was a university student who worked as a guardian in that place.
In order to try to save the victim, workers at the shelter have killed the sample, according to reports.