Last week, we went in to see a lion cub that wasn’t doing too well. Unfortunately it wasn’t doing well with treatment and the judgment call was to euthanize it. On a happy note, our students were able to do a post mortem on it.
There were 2 things of note were discovered- the heart had a fatty covering particularly around the left atrium and both kidneys were extremely discoloured. Even with treatment, it was likely the state of its heart would not have allowed the cub to survive.
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