Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 2:17pm
21-year-old lion dies at Philly Zoo
A longtime resident of the Philadelphia Zoo has died.
The 21-year-old African Lion named Merlin was euthanized over the weekend due to respiratory complications.
Merlin was born at a zoo in South Africa in 1991 and came to Philly in 1993, where he was a favorite among visitors.
The lion lived past the typical life span for his species.
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