In 2016 we relocated Tristan, Nala and Asali to Africa. Many pictures showed them resting and playing on the savannah. We all hoped that these three lions would be able to enjoy the African sun for a long time to come.
Therefore we are very sad to report that Asali passed away last August.
We waited to share this terrible news with you until we knew the actual cause of death. The autopsy shows that Asali was in excellent health, so illness or consequences of the awful poaching incident in June are ruled out completely.
She died as a result of wounds on her throat.
We can only assume that the wild play of this pride ended in tragedy.
RIP Asali
We miss you.