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.
A little over a year ago, the federal government banned USDA inspectors from entering Mexico at five Texas border crossings to inspect cattle headed to the U.S.
That decision has had a huge economic impact on small border towns in Texas and now cattle producers and border politicians are asking for relief.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lorne Matalon of Fronteras Desk has the story.