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.
Many people in Colorado will remember 2013 as the year when mother nature struck with a vengeance. Wildfires, drought and floods plagued the state. But September’s deluge was catastrophic — climatologists called it a 500 year event. Water swept away highways, homes and killed nine people.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lesley McClurg of Colorado Public Radio checked in with flood victims who are trying to get back on their feet.