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Viral starving Lion in Kaduna zoo has died

Viral starving Lion in Kaduna zoo has died

A starving lion whose photos went viral in November 2020, and raised concerns after seeing the state it was in, has reportedly died.

Recall that the Lion was discovered after a visitor went to the zoo at Gamji creational Park in Kaduna state. Unknown to the workers of the park, the visitor secretly used his phone to take pictures of the starved lion and posted it on social media.

Accompanying the footage the visitor wrote; “I was so surprised. I felt so nervous and uneasy because it was my first time seeing a lion live. This is my first time in a zoo. I virtually saw them in movies, news and magazines. Actually, most of the animals in the zoo are not well-fed. They lack proper treatment or let me say-malnutrition’’

It, however, drew the anger of Nigerians especially some charity organisations concerned about animals freedom.

At the peak of the revelations, findings revealed the management of the park hurriedly banned visitors from coming to the zoo.

It was gathered that the lion including the hyena, squirrel and crocodiles also found in the zoo were hurriedly evacuated to an unknown destination.




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On Wednesday, March 24, when Tribune Online visited the park to find out whether the lion has recovered, a staff of the park who craved anonymity disclosed that the lion died two weeks after going viral.

‘”Yes, I can confirm that the lion has passed on barely two weeks when its footage went viral.

“Some veterinary doctors came to take the lion for treatment later, they came with the shocking news that the lion has died as a result of some complications,” the staff said.

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