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.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the U.S. should arm the Rebels in Syria. In today’s speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney said Iran is arming President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the U.S. should be supporting the Syrians who are fighting the regime. This comes as tensions between Syria and neighboring Turkey simmer after five days of artillery exchanges between the two countries.