Beloved lion at Henry Vilas Zoo has died
Lion had eight cubs while at the zoo
One of the most popular animals at the Henry Vilas Zoo has died from cancer.
The 16-year-old lion, named Vilas, died after cancer spread from her mammaries to her lymph nodes.
She came to the zoo in 1997, along with a male lion, Henry.
Vilas had eight cubs, including her most recent, Leo, who was born in December 2010, and is still at the zoo.
Zookeepers are now working to find a new female lion to be with Henry.
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