What’s News In This Story
–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.