Mauro Trentino
· News : SE

Swedish zoo kills nine healthy lion cubs over six years

A Swedish zoo has killed nine healthy lion cubs over the last six years because they became 'surplus animals'.

The CEO of Borås Djurpark zoo, Bo Kjellson, said the cubs were killed because they could not be sold or moved. He also said the 'aggression became too big' in the group of lions and they couldn't afford to keep them.

He added that it was normal to put down animals that are born at the zoo but don't fit into the group, cannot be sent elsewhere or are not needed.

Three cubs named Kiara, Banzai and Kovu born in 2014 were killed the following year.