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.
As Greece grapples with the task of trying to form a new government, the state is pressing ahead with the harsh austerity measures it promised to enact in return for bailout funds.
One sector that has been particularly affected is the national health service. The BBC’s Chloe Hadjimatheou reports.