A male lion has been killed in a fight with lionesses at Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside.
Seven-year-old Mojo was found injured by keepers on 12 February after a fight overnight. He later died from internal injuries while recovering from the anaesthetic.
Fights with females in the pride are not uncommon in a mixed set group and a part of the lions' natural behaviour, the zoological park said.
Mojo's brother, Scooter was not harmed. The safari park says he has a strong position in the pride and a similar occurrence is unlikely.
He remains the only male in the pride.