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Wellington Zoo euthanises lionesses Djane and Zahra — ‘The best thing for them’ – 1News

The sisters, born at Auckland Zoo, would have turned 20 later this year.

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Two elderly lionesses at Wellington Zoo have been euthanised today.
Lionesses Djane and Zahra.
Djane and Zahra, who were litter sisters, had been closely monitored by animal care and veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns and “showing signs of slowing down for a while”.
However, Djane’s health recently deteriorated, with her becoming disinterested in food over the past few days, the zoo said in a statement.
“Its been an incredibly difficult day for everyone at…

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