An animal handler has been fundamentally harmed after she was assaulted by two lions in Australia, specialists state.

The 35-year-elderly person endured serious face and neck wounds on Tuesday at Shoalhaven Zoo, about 150km (90 miles) south of Sydney.

She had been cleaning a fenced in area when she was set upon, New South Wales Police said.

The zoo said it would help a police examination and offer help to other staff.

Paramedics said the lady was discovered oblivious in the fenced in area with extreme wounds including nibbles and gashes.

“The assault was amazingly horrendous,” said Insp Faye Stockmen from New South Wales Ambulance.

She included the creatures had been controlled after the assault yet it was regardless overwhelming for paramedics: “We truly needed to stroll into a lion’s sanctum.”

The casualty was traveled to a Sydney medical clinic in a basic condition.

Shoalhaven Zoo has been shut since 25 March due to coronavirus lockdown rules.

In 2014, a handler at the zoo was hauled by a crocodile into water in a walled in area while giving an introduction to guests. He made due with wounds to his hands.

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