Overheated Lion Dies From High Temps in NC

PITTSBORO, N.C.- A rescue group in North Carolina says one of its lions has died after becoming overheated and suffering organ failure.

The nonprofit cat sanctuary says on its website that it works to protect big cats in the wild and in captivity, taking in animals that have been confiscated, abandoned or need of a new home. An earlier Facebook post by the group says Sheba was previously used in a cub petting practice in which cubs are taken at birth to be handled by humans for monetary gain.

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