African Lion at Hogle Zoo Dies

African Lion at Hogle Zoo Dies

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(KSL News) -- Utah's Hogle Zoo has lost one of its favorite residents.

Flip, the male African lion, died yesterday from what appears to be age related causes.

He began showing signs of declining health over the past week.

The 16-year old lion came to Hogle Zoo in January 1989 when he was two years old.

One of the zoo's feline staff members said Flip's roar, which echoed through the zoo, will be missed!

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