Lions Kill Lioness in Front of Zoo Visitors

Zoo veterinarian has no idea why
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 19, 2013 11:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Animal experts are looking for answers after two lions killed a lioness at the Dallas Zoo on Sunday—right in front of visitors. The zoo's Dr. Lynn Kramer has worked in zoos for more than 30 years, and said he'd never heard of something like this: "Been together constantly the past three years. There are prides in Africa with multiple males and females. We really don't know what caused this." One animal expert says lions only usually turn on their family members if they are sick or display some unusual behavior—but the zoo isn't sure if 5-year-old Johari was behaving oddly.

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