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After the death of a male African cheetah at the zoo
last month, an Asiatic lion, which was eight years and two months old,
breathed its last on Monday.
The lion, Shankar, had been brought to the zoo five years ago from Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Junagadh, Gujarat.
authorities said the lion had become dull and stopped eating since
April 30. On May 2, the animal was taken into the squeeze cage and
“We got in touch with veterinarians
of Hyderabad Zoo Lion Safari and Shivamogga Lion Safari on treating the
animal. On May 7, C. Ansar Kamran, Department of Medicine, Veterinary
College, Hassan, was called and his opinion sought,” said zoo executive
director S. Venkatesan.
Blood examination revealed
that the animal was suffering from kidney and liver problems, the zoo
executive director, said in a release.
the treatment continued since then following Prof. Ansar Kamran’s
advice. Till Monday morning, the animal showed no interest in food.
the death of the lion, the zoo is now left with an Asiatic lioness,
Gowri, who was brought along with Shankar from Gujarat under an exchange
But Gowri too has health problems and has
not fully recovered from an ailment despite treatment. Gowri had once
delivered a cub which did not survive.
have been listed as endangered species, found only in the Gir forest in
Gujarat. Sakkarbaug Zoo is famous for breeding Asiatic lions.