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23 October, 2018, 18:34
"But she continued to hang onto Nyack by the neck until he stopped moving".
Staff at the zoo were unable to separate the two lions and he died of suffocation.
"There is not a case of this within recent memory where we've seen a lioness attack her mate", said Hollie Colahan, a lion Species Survival Plan coordinator for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a nonprofit organization in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Nyack had been on loan from the San Diego Zoo, and produced a litter of three cubs with Zuri in 2015.
"We will conduct a thorough review to attempt to understand what may have led to this".
According to the zoo, there had never been any unusual aggression between the pair before the attack last week.
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