Five lions were destroyed at Longleat Safari Park because they had serious genetic defects caused by inbreeding, managers said.
In a statement, the Wiltshire park said it had no choice but to put down a lioness and her cubs because they displayed “odd aggressive behaviour”.
A sixth lion was destroyed after the lioness attacked it. Longleat said the lioness’s behaviour was due to “poorly managed genetic history prior to her arrival”.
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