A zoo has killed a resident lion because he was "surplus" - and now it plans to dissect him in front of a group of children.
The Odense Zoo in Denmark killed the perfectly healthy lion early this year because it decided it had too many. "Although we are in contact with a lot of other zoos and try to relocate them, we can get a surplus," zookeeper Michael Wallberg Sorensen said, according to The Guardian.
The lion's body has been sitting in a freezer ever since. This week, the zoo announced plans to thaw him out and dissect him. It timed the demonstration, which is scheduled for next Thursday, to coincide with fall break so children could come see it.
"Be there when one of the zoo's employees dissects a lion," the zoo's website reads, according to a translation provided by The Local. "There will be explanations when the animal is cut up and the heart, lungs and other body parts will be displayed. If there is a wish to closely study body parts, that will be possible and the whole thing will be geared toward dialogue." The zoo will follow this presentation with a dissection of rats.