Beloved Zoo Boise Lion To Receive Lymphoma Treatment, Prognosis Unclear

Dec 1, 2016

Zoo Boise’s male lion is sick. The Zoo says Jabari has lymphoma and probably won’t be in his exhibit very often while he’s getting treatment.

Officials say he had not been acting normally and went in for a check up with zoo veterinarian Dr. Holly Holman, who found the lymphoma.

Jabari has been at Zoo Boise since 2008. He arrived just in time for the opening of the African Plains Exhibit. He’s 14 years old. He spends his time with his pride, two other female lions.

The Zoo says Jabari’s prognosis is unclear at this time. Officials say as they know more, they will share updates on his condition.

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