Dudley Zoo announces death of rare lion Mwamba

Dudley News: Mwamba the lion whose death was announced earlier this week Mwamba the lion whose death was announced earlier this week

STAFF at Dudley Zoo are coming to terms with the death of their rare Asiatic lion Mwamba.

The death of 11-year-old male was announced on Sunday (March 16).

Mwamba had been receiving treatment from a vet for two days prior to his death.

He was brought in from Paignton Zoo in 2013 as a mate for two lionesses as part of a conservation programme.

Jill Hitchman, head of media and communications at the zoo, said: "We're all still coming to terms with Mwamba's death; he was a great Asiatic lion and will be much missed.

"It's a very sad time.

"The post mortem has been carried out and we will share the results when we receive the vet's full report."

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