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SLEEP TIGHT BIG FELLA: Safari Zoo announces death of 18-year-old lion

Updated: Apr 30, 2019

The Safari Zoo in Dalton have announced the peaceful passing of beautiful 18-year-old Shikar earlier today.

A zoo spokesperson said: "Shikar has been under veterinary observation due to his age for some time now, earlier today he was seen moving freely around his enclosure and eating as normal.

"Shikar passed peacefully in his sleep towards the end of the day.

"A favourite of staff and visitors alike, Shikar has been here since 2002 and it goes without saying that he will be sadly missed by all of us.

"Sleep tight big fella."
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