A pair of ‘inseparable’ of elderly lions have been euthanized together at a zoo.
Hubert and Kalisa, who lived in Los Angeles (USA) Zoo, were both put to sleep aged 21 after spending six years together.
Hubert was born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and Kalisa came from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, before the pair met in LA Zoo in 2014 and became inseparable.
LA Zoo spokesman Beth Schaefer told the Los Angeles Times:
“These lions were charismatic both together as partners and separately, but they were hardly ever apart from one another.