- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited the Tri-State Zoological Park for an alleged violation of the Animal Welfare Act regarding the health of a 13-year-old lion.

The Cumberland Times-News reports (https://bit.ly/2ffig7O) that according to a report filed by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the lion appeared thin and had prominent pelvic bones during an Oct. 6 inspection. The report states the lion’s coat was rough and his mane had thinned - as would be seen on a 1-year-old lion. He also had watery discharge around his eyes.

The lion was under the care of a veterinarian. However, the zoo was ordered to have the lion examined by a vet with exotic cat experience.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, https://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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