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The lions at the Copenhagen Zoo eat the remains of a healthy young giraffe named Marius in February. It's unclear whether the lion pictured was one of those euthanized.
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March 25, 2014 Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.
Copenhagen Zoo's giraffe Marius was put down Sunday by zoo authorities who said it was their duty to avoid inbreeding.
February 10, 2014 Bengt Holst said euthanizing the two-year-old giraffe was for the good of the greater giraffe population and it also served as an opportunity to "educate people."
February 9, 2014 Marius, a healthy 2-year-old male giraffe, was killed, and his body was carved up and fed to lions. The zoo says it was simply trying to prevent inbreeding.
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