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Van Vihar’s lioness Lily dies from snakebite

BHOPAL: A lioness named ‘Lily’ died from snakebite at Van Vihar national park on Tuesday morning. Lily was brought from Jaipur zoo in 2006, when she was eight.

Lily stayed at Van Vihar National Park for more than six years. She was kept in the display centre, in the mid of Van Vihar, where she was the centre of attraction amongst public.

Generally, lions live between 14 and 15 years.

The post-mortem report termed snakebite as the prima facie cause of Lily’s death. She was later cremated. Her internal organs have been sent to various laboratories for investigation.