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After giraffe uproar, zoo kills 4 lions

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Copenhagen — (AFP) A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it said on Tuesday.

“Because of the pride of lions’ natural structure and behaviour, the zoo has had to euthanise the two old lions and two young lions who were not old enough to fend for themselves,” Copenhagen Zoo said in a statement.

The 10-month-old lions “would have been killed by the new male lion as soon as he got the chance,” it said.


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