LAHORE: Two lion cubs died in Lahore Safari Park because of poor health on Thursday, Express News has reported.
The park’s administration said that the cubs, who were just a week old, were in bad health condition since birth. The administration claims that the cubs were taken good care of.
According to a source, the cubs died because they were not provided with proper food and medicine.
Director General Wildlife has taken notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry.
With the death of these two cubs, the total number of lions in the Lahore Safari Park has fallen to five from seven.
Earlier in September 2011, four lion cubs died at the Karachi Zoological Garden.
A witness had claimed that the cause of their death was the rainwater which seeped into their cage but was not drained immediately, but the administration had denied the allegation and said the cubs had been looked after.