The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Journalist Sebastian Junger was supposed to be in Libya, covering the conflict there with photojournalist Tim Hetherington last month. A personal matter kept him home, and Hetherington and another photographer, Chris Hondros, were killed in a battle in Misrata.
The film focuses on a platoon of U.S. soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan.