African Lion at Greenville Zoo succumbs to health complications

Toughest Decision: Greenville Zoo Euthanizes African Lion After Struggling with Health Issues

After struggling with multiple health issues, the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina euthanized one of their African Lions, Saied, at the age of 15. Saied had been receiving treatment for a degenerative joint disease and spinal neurological problem but recent tests showed that his condition had worsened, affecting his quality of life.

Zoo officials announced that they will be closely monitoring Chuma, Saied’s brother who arrived at the Greenville Zoo with him from the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia in 2010. Chuma was considered the dominant male of the pair.

The Greenville Zoo expressed their sadness over the loss of Saied and asked for understanding as they continue to gather more information. Their focus is now on ensuring the well-being of the animals in their care and supporting Chuma during this difficult time.

The zoo has plans to hold a remembrance event for Saied at the zoo. Updates on any future plans for honoring Saied will be shared with the public as they become available. The zoo appreciates the community’s support during this challenging period.


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