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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Coal Valley, Illinois

Animal: Lion
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Niabi Zoo

Category: Animal Death by human
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A lion cub named Amani died at the Niabi Zoo after the pulley on 80-pound door to the lion exhibit broke, causing the door to fall on him. After discovering that the cub’s spinal cord was severed, the zoo veterinarian decided to euthanize him.

Source: Quad-City Times

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