Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo Euthanizes Zenda, a Struggling Male Lion

The Brookfield Zoo said a necropsy revealed degenerative discs in the lion's spine had ruptured

Chicago Zoological Society

A 14-year-old male African lion has been euthanized at a suburban Chicago zoo.

Brookfield Zoo said Zenda was struggling to stand and walk. A necropsy revealed degenerative discs in his spine that had ruptured because of his age.

Zenda had lived at the zoo since 2008. The zoo said it would keep a close eye on Isis, a 14-year-old female lion, who had a close relationship with Zenda.

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