In the USA zoo lioness killed a lion — the father of my cubs

The tragedy occurred on October 19 at the Indianapolis zoo (Indiana): the lioness tore to pieces a lion, the father of their 3 cubs. She grabbed the lion by the throat and not let go until, until he stopped breathing.

This couple in the zoo were kept together for 8 years. In 2015, they gave birth to 3 cubs. According to zoo workers, they had never seen animals aggression towards each other.

Today, 22 October, zoo staff said details of the incident. Early in the morning on the last Friday of the cage he heard the «extremely loud» roar. The zoo workers rushed there and saw a terrible picture: 12-year-old lioness Zuri grabbed the throat of 10-year-old lion. Zuri tried to pull away from him, but she until the very end, had not opened her mouth.

Our Zoo family is sad to announce 10-yr-old male lion Nyack has died. Earlier this week he was injured in a physical incident with female lion Zuri. We will conduct a thorough review to attempt to understand what may have led to this.

— Indianapolis Zoo (@IndianapolisZoo) October 19, 2018

The zoo is in complete disarray, they don’t understand what happened with Zuri. The cubs lived in a cage with their parents, they’re fine.

«We are very disappointed, — said the curator of the zoo David Hagan. We are all tied to the animals, for us they are like family members.»