Lioness Fairy dies at Lahore Zoo

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LAHORE: Fairy-the lioness has died at Lahore Zoo at the age of 18, after a protracted illness.

The Lahore Zoo spokesman said on Sunday that the management of the zoo wanted to euthanise the lioness as she had been suffering from paralysis for the last eight years. He said that even then some efforts were being made to send samples of her blood to a foreign country for tests but she died before it. Fairy was born at Lahore Zoo in 1999.

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Earlier in August, an African lioness cub, born in captivity at the Lahore Zoo, passed away after a brief illness. This is the third cub to die at the recreational facility and now there are only six left in its cages, The Express Tribune has learnt.

She said that best team of veterinary medical practitioners, including Dr Rizwan, the medical head of the zoo, and other senior consultants, had tried their best to save the life of the cub.

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“She stopped eating a week earlier and was being fed through drips and syringes,” she added.  “The cub was born in Lahore Zoo,” she added.

However, a zoo official, requesting anonymity, said that she died because of alleged negligence on part of the zoo staff. The official added the lioness had been sick for at least month prior to her death.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2017.

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