Swedish zoo admits killing ‘surplus’ healthy lion cubs

A Swedish zoo has defended its practice of euthanising healthy lion cubs deemed “surplus”.
Only two of the 13 lion cubs born since 2012 at Boras Djurpark, a wildlife park near Gothenburg which houses around 500 animals, have survived to adulthood. Two died of natural causes, while the other nine were put down despite having no health problems.
Documents seen by Swedish broadcaster STV show that a litter of four lions born in March 2012, called Simba, Nala, Sarabi and Rafiki, were euthanised as “surplus” in autumn 2013.
In 2015, a similar fate befell three cubs christened Kiara, Banzai and... read more

 
14 January 2018 in Auto, Views: 81
Source: The Week
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