India: Lion dies at Assam State Zoo

Lion dies at State Zoo

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 29 – A lion that was brought to the Assam State Zoo in 2004, died last night due to old-age ailments. The zoo now has seven lions in one of its largest enclosures.

What was significant about the animal, according to Zoo DFO Narayan Mahanta, was that it was a “hybrid”, the result of mating between an Asiatic lion and an African lion.

He revealed that the lion was rescued from the Moolight circus, and was initially thought of as an Asiatic lion. However, after questions about its breed were raised, test samples were sent to a Hyderabad research facility which established its special status.

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/details.asp?id=jan3010/City4

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