Did Brookfield Zoo’s Lioness Commit Lion Suicide?!

Sad news to report from Brookfield Zoo:

These weren’t just two random lions. Zenda and Isis had a clear bond, grooming and cuddling each other constantly. I’m sure they would prefer to be in the wild, but at least they found each other!

Sure, it could be a coincidence that Isis accidentally fell in the moat just two weeks after her BFF Zenda passed away.


Isis’s was so brokenhearted that she just couldn’t stand to be alone anymore and ended it herself in an act of excruciating love!

I can’t prove it, but you can’t prove me wrong, either! At least that’s the story I’m telling myself.

What’s obvious is that trips to Brookfield Zoo won’t quite be the same without Z and ‘sis!