Lahore Zoo's oldest lion dies

Published May 6, 2014
— File photo
— File photo

LAHORE: Jumbo, the oldest lion in Lahore Zoo, died on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The lion — an African breed — had been brought to the zoo in 1998.

A few days earlier, Jumbo became sick and the zoo administration shifted the lion to the Veterinary Hospital. Despite being treated, Jumbo passed away today.

Doctors attributed the cause of the lion's death to a liver disease.

Following Jumbo’s death, the zoo is now left with seven lions.

The Lahore Zoo was established in 1872 and holds the distinction of being one of the largest zoos in South Asia.

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