Digital Daily: Lion with cancer receiving radiation treatment


SOUTH AFRICA (ABC NEWS) – A lion, named Chaos, at Lory Park Zoo and Owl Sanctuary in South Africa started undergoing cancer treatment this week.

Park manager, Kara Heynis, says Chaos was the first lion ever at the park and he’s now 16 years old. 

Officials discovered he had cancerous lesions in mid-April.

Park veterinarian, Dr. Katja Koeppel, along with several other experts, suggested radiation would be the best treatment for chaos.

After completing his first of four courses Tuesday, park officials say chaos’ prognosis is good and he is in otherwise great health.

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(This story was originally published on May 10, 2019)

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