Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Lion dies in MP zoo

Lion dies in MP zoo

A hybrid lion died in the Van Vihar Zoo and Animal Rescue Centre here due to old-age related ailments, officials said today.

The lion named ''Suhag'', which died yesterday, aged over 15 years, Zoo veterinarian Dr Atul Gupta said.

''Suhag'', a cross of African and Asiatic lion, was rescued from a circus at Madhya Pradesh''s Hoshangabad district and brought to the Zoo on March 24, 1999, when it was over four years old, Gupta said.

''Suhag'', whose height was shorter than normal lions, was not kept for public display, zoo officials said.

The lion''s body was disposed off after postmortem, they said.

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