Monday, 17 August 2015

NEWSLINK: Cosmo the lion dies at BioPark zoo at age 18

Cosmo the African lion, confiscated from a meth lab where he was used as a guard animal, and a resident of the BioPark zoo since 2004, died early Monday on what was coincidentally World Lion Day – a global campaign to celebrate lions and lion conservation efforts.

Cosmo, who had kidney dysfunction and was diagnosed with lymphoma in June, was about 18½ years old, surpassing the median 16 years life expectancy for male lions in zoos, said mammal supervisor Shelly Dicks.


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