Sad news about Asha

We’ve got some sad news to bring you today, as our remaining lovely Asiatic lioness, Asha, has passed away.

Asha, who would have turned 18 years-old next week, was peacefully put to sleep by the zoo’s veterinary team, due to age-related declining health.

She was much-loved and will be missed by us all here at DZC.

Asha came to live at DZC in 2009 alongside sister, Kyra, who she outlived by 11 months.

Keshari, our resident four-year-old male, who joined us last summer, will remain in the paddock and we’ll be working with the EEP studbook to bring in a new lioness in the near future.