The lion was ailing for quite a long time at SGNP and was not put on display for the same reason.
APCCF, (wildlife western region) Dr. V Clement Ben said “ Jespa was the son of the lion Ravindra and lioness Shobha. Jespa was born on Sepetember 9, 2011.
A technical veterinary team was treating him for a long time, but Jespa had stopped responding to the treatment.
According to an expert at Mumbai Veterinary College, Dr. Gadhwane, the primary reason for Jespa’s death was multiple organ failure and weakness.
Post autopsy, tributes were paid to Jespa and cremation took place later.