Tue,17 Jan 2017
Summary: Born at the Chhatbir lion safari, Rocky was said to be around 25 years. At present, there are only four young lions – one male and three female at the Chhatbir zoo. He was born in the lion safari at a time when the zoo had more than 85 lions. Rocky, who was a cross breed of African and Asiatic lion species, was the last Asiatic-African hybrid lion of the zoo. Rocky, the oldest lion at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, died on Sunday.
He was born in the lion safari at a time when the zoo had more than 85 lions. Early in 2016, a plan to determine Rocky’s exact age by testing his blood or bone marrow samples was under consideration, but was never implemented. Watch what else is making news: According to the zoo authorities, he had developed cataract in both eyes. Because of his age, his teeth were completely worn out and his canines had flattened.