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Birmingham Zoo Lion Kills Lioness Minutes After Being Introduced

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  • “Animal introductions are always risky because wild animals can be unpredictable and we cannot control their interactions,” the zoo said in a statement
  • The female lion lost her male companion and the zoo thought the male lion who would eventually kill her would be a good fit
  • “Unfortunately, Akili sustained serious injuries within the first few minutes of the meeting and despite immediate intervention by the Animal Care and Animal Health teams, she succumbed to her injuries and died Monday afternoon,” the zoo added

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