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A zoo employee in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, was listed in serious condition Monday after a lion bit him in the head and chest, police said.

The 14-year-old lioness attacked Yasuki Uchiyama, 21, at around 11:15 a.m. while he was cleaning a fenced-off area for lions at the Nasu Safari Park, they said.

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