Danish zoo kills 4 lions, after killing healthy giraffe

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo said Tuesday it has killed two lions and their two cubs in order to make way for a new male.

This same Danish zoo earlier this year killed a healthy giraffe, drawing international outrage.

“Because of the pride of lionsā€™ natural structure and behavior, the zoo has had to euthanize the two old lions and two young lions who were not old enough to fend for themselves,” Copenhagen Zoo said.

Photo: (Gonzales Photo/Demotix/Corbis via The Guardian)