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Young lion dies after surgery

The City of Great Bend Wednesday afternoon announced the death of one of new lions at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 1-year-old Sakima. The lioness was recently acquired, along with her brother, from a Pennsylvania zoo.
According to a statement from the city, Sakima was spayed, a minor surgical operation, by the zoo veterinarian Wednesday. After the procedure Sakima regained consciousness normally and appeared to be doing well. 
However, she suddenly died. A necropsy was performed and several abnormalities, unrelated to the surgical procedure, were found, the statement said . 
Tissue samples were secured and have been forwarded to Kansas State University for ...

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