19-year-old lioness dies at Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Zoo says a 19-year-old lioness has died.

The South African lioness named Nemesis died Tuesday. Necropsy results haven’t been released, but the director says recent tests indicated her kidneys were failing.

Nemesis came to Wichita in 2000 for the opening of the lion exhibit from the Oklahoma City Zoo. She gave birth to 12 cubs, six of which are still at the zoo. She has 24 grand-cubs and seven great-grand-cubs living in zoos across the country.

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