Lion At Turtle Back Zoo In West Orange Dies: Report

One of three lions at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange died last month, Patch reported. 

Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.
Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The female lion was being treated for a gastrointestinal disorder, but her condition worsened.  She died July 19. 

"The lion was under veterinary treatment and received full medical care," Mike Kerr , the zoo's director, told Patch. 

"The lion underwent a physical exam, blood work, ultrasound, radiographs and supportive care."

 The other lions are in good condition, Kerr also said. 

The lions at the zoo are housed at a $3.6 million habitat opened in June 2017. The zoo acquired the cats as part of a species survival program.

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