American woman killed by lion into a car in a South African nature park. A woman identified as Katherine Chappell, a 29-year-old visual effects editor who had travelled to the country to volunteer as a wildlife conservationist.
According to her sister Jennifer: “Her energy and passion could not be contained by mere continents or oceans. She was very much loved and shared her love for life with those she met.”
She was attacked and killed by the lioness when it jumped through her window, leaving one other passenger hospitalised with serious injuries. The victim was taking pictures and likely didn’t see the lion approach from the side, the source said.
“The tourist had a camera and, of her own accord, rolled down the passenger window in order to take photographs. A lion then attacked the tourist through the open window,” Mailonline Pierre Potgieter’s wife said.