One of the male lions of the Debrecen Zoo and Theme Park died of anthrax yesterday afternoon. The zoo is closed for a while.
The National Food Chain Safety Office announced that the cause of death was anthrax; it is also stated that the epidemic came from a cow that was served for the lion earlier.
According to the announcement of the zoo, it is not possible that former visitors of the lion are infected, since they did not have any opportunity to touch the animal.
Photos: Zsolt Czeglédi