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Lion At Turtle Back Zoo In West Orange Dies: Report

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

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

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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