A LION is given a health MOT after suffering tummy trouble.
Julie was under anaesthetic while keepers ran a series of tests before giving her the all-clear at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster.
The 15-year-old was “groggy” after waking.
But her male friend Ares appeared not to miss her.
Kim Wilkins, head of carnivores, said Julie had been presenting with a lack of appetite so they decided to do a full check.
Sie sagte: “This is something we wanted to investigate further, to check there was nothing sinister going on.
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“It gave us the opportunity to do a full health check on her.”
Ms Wilkins said Julie was given an ultrasound to check on her gastrointestinal tracts, blood tests to check on her liver and kidney function and a check of her joints.
“It’s an opportunity to give her a full MOT, Ja wirklich,” Sie sagte.
Löwen in captivity usually live to their early 20s.