LAHORE – An African lioness cub, born in the Lahore Zoo, died after a brief illness. This is the third cub to die at the recreational facility and now there are only six left in its cages, the local media reported here on Tuesday.

The female cub, Angeela, had developed a serious condition after battling with gastritis and dehydration, which led to her death,” the Lahore Zoo spokesperson told.

The spokesperson said that best team of veterinary medical practitioners, including Dr Rizwan, the medical head of the zoo, and other senior consultants had tried their best to save the life of the cub.
“She stopped eating a week earlier and was being fed through drips and syringes. The cub was born in Lahore Zoo,” spokesperson added.

However, a zoo official, requesting anonymity, said that she died because of alleged negligence on part of the zoo staff.