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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:46 am

A Danish zoo that received death threats after it killed a young giraffe last month has now euthanized four lions.

The Copenhagen Zoo said Tuesday it put down two older lions and their two 10-month-old cubs to make room for a new male lion.

"Because of the pride of lions' natural structure and behavior, the zoo has had to euthanize the two old lions and two young lions who were not old enough to fend for themselves," the Copenhagen Zoo said in a statement, adding that the cubs would have been killed by the new lion "as soon as he got the chance."

The older lion and lioness were euthanized as part of a generational shift, it said. They were about 16 years old, the Copenhagen Post reported.

The four lions were put down Monday after the zoo failed to find a new place for them to live, a spokesman told the AFP news service.

Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/zoo-publicly-dissected-giraffe-kills-four-lions-n61816

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