Some sad news came from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo the other day. M’Wasi, the last remaining African lion at the zoo, has passed way.
M’Wasi was almost 16 years old. He had been under medical care for the past few weeks, but no cause of death was released by the zoo.
M’Wasi came to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. With M’Wasi’s passing, the zoo will begin the process of considering the future of the lion exhibit. Finally, as of now, there is no immediate plans to acquire more lions.