BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Staff at Brookfield Zoo are mourning the death of their 13-year-old African lion Zenda.
The zoo said just before Christmas, staff observed Zenda having difficulty standing and walking.
As he was being treated by veterinarians, his well-being dramatically declined on Thursday. The decision to humanely euthanize him was made.
Staff will be monitoring 15-year-old lion Isis, who will turn 15 this year, to help her adjust to the loss of Zenda.