London Zoo lions 'are dying because they are inbred'
London Zoo’s lion population could be “compromised” by decades of inbreeding resulting in high levels of cub mortality, a new report has found. The lions at the world famous zoo are descended from nine “founders” brought to Europe from India in the 1990s, as part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP). London Zoo received two pairs, Zürich Zoologischer Garten took one pair, and Helsinki Zoo received one male and two females.
Rare white tiger diagnosed with cancer dies at zoo
CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials say a rare white tiger has died at the Cincinnati Zoo. Zoo officials said in a blog post on Thursday that the 21-year-old male tiger, named Akere, was recently diagnosed with non-treatable oral cancer. A zoo...
Zoo to dedicate lion habitat to Becker
Lee Richardson Zoo’s African Lion exhibit soon will be named after the person who “ran the biggest cat house in Garden City” for nearly 30 years.During Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to dedicate the zoo’s lion habitat in memory of the late Robert Becker, per the request of Garden City resident Tom Dial.Dial was not present at Tuesday’s meeting due to illness, but Zoo directtor Kristi Newland spoke on his behalf.