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–Zoo Miami spayed an 8-year-old lioness Monday in a routine operation that showed just how much manpower it takes to take care of big cats. 

-A video shared with RISE NEWS by Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill, walks through the full extent of the operation. 

-The procedure was done on Kashifa because there were fears that continued breeding by her would mean an over-representation of her line.  

-She has already had three males and two female cubs- all but one of which now live at other zoos.

 -While under anesthesia, vets also took blood and checked her eyes and teeth to make sure they are healthy. 

-Kashifa’s daughter Amira will have the same procedure next week to avoid inbreeding. 

-Kashifa is expected to make a full recovery. 

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