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.
Today members of the House of Representatives begin debating several measures that would limit President Obama’s options in Libya.
One option would mirror a proposal from Senators John Kerry and John McCain, who are calling for a one-year authorization of U.S. participation in the NATO-led airstrike campaign in Libya.
Another measure would end most U.S. involvement, except for non-combat roles.