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<div class="quote-block">CHANDIGARH, India (Reuters) - Twenty-one lions are dying in a zoo in north India after a cross-breeding experiment to boost the park's attractions went disastrously wrong.<br><br>
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In the 1980s officials at the Chhatbir Zoo in the northern city of Chandigarh, bred captive Asiatic lions with a pair of African circus animals, resulting in a hybrid species.<br><br><br><br>
Within a few years it became obvious it had not worked.</div>
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How very sad, but also interesting. Did you know there were Asiatic Lions?
 

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So sad, my oldest child has an obsessive love for big cats and loves seeing those cross breds.<br><br>
Cross bred big cats are extreamly rare in the wild, I guess we know why now.
 
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