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Milwaukee County Zoo: Female African lion has died

Posted at 10:57 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 15:08:38-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Zoo announced one of its African lions has passed away.

According to the Zoo, a 15-year-old lion named "Sanura" began to show signs of decline due to several chronic health issues and was humanely euthanized on September 7.

The Milwaukee County Zoo says Sanura was born July 8, 2003, at the Indianapolis Zoo, and arrived at the Milwaukee County Zoo in 2005. While at our Zoo, she lived with her mate, male lion, Themba, and in 2011 gave birth to a litter of three cubs.