Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo
An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Seigfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues.
The zoo says Future—one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998—was put down Thursday. He was 17 years old and struggled to walk in recent days.
Future and his brother, named Sunshine, came to the Cincinnati Zoo when they were 3 months old. They are considered a threatened species.
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