A sad day

baliIt was a sad day for Reid Park Zoo staff. M’Bali, one of the oldest African lions in captivity, died on Wednesday, April 28. He was almost 23. “He had a long, wonderful life here,” says Alisha, one of his keepers. “He taught me about providing care for geriatric animals and I am proud of the quality of life we were able to provide until the end. I’ll miss him tremendously.” The entire animal care staff agreed it was time to let him go, and he was euthanized Wednesday morning.