Liaoyang Zoo made a statement on the breeding of African lions in Guanbo on the 16th, saying that a pair of lions in the webcast video were not used for performances, and that the video was not enough to show that lions could not stand and walk because of abuse.
According to previous reports, on the 15th, some netizens reported that two lions in Liaoyang Zoo were in poor health and were skinny, questioning the existence of problems in their raising. After veterinary examination, it is malnourished and is being recuperated. Video shows a lion lying on his side on the grass with his head close to the ground. He is thin and looks mentally ill. Nearby, another lion was lying on the ground, also thin.
The following is the full text of the information released by Liaoyang Zoo: