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A Tribute to Cookie

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A Tribute to Cookie
African Lion
September 1998 - March 9, 2021
We are deeply saddened to inform our Zoo friends that we humanely euthanized our female lion, Cookie. She had severe, chronic, progressive, irreversible, degenerative changes in her vertebrae and spinal cord leading to significant hind limb muscle loss and weakness that greatly affected her mobility and quality of life. She had been closely monitored by our dedicated Carnivore staff and veterinary team who kept her as comfortable as possible for the past few months. Cookie was 22-years-old and the median life expectancy...
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