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Cuma, Maryland Zoo lioness, dies
Cuma, Maryland Zoo lioness, dies

Cuma, a lioness who spent seven years at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, was euthanized Sunday night. She would have turned 19 in February. “Cuma’s health had been in gradual decline from several age-related afflictions, but we had been able to keep her quite comfortable with multiple pain medications and joint supplements,” Ellen Bronson, senior veterinarian at the Zoo, said in a press release. "This weekend Cuma suddenly became lethargic, and staff noted an unusual lack of appetite. We spent most of Sunday assessing her health, but she declined rapidly [Sunday] night, which is when we decided it would be best to humanely euthanize her." Cuma was born at the...