Cape May County Park and Zoo made the very difficult decision to put down Brutu the lion.  His health has been deteriorating recently.

According to NBC 10,

"After extensive and careful evaluation, it was realized that ‘Bru’ wouldn’t get better," said Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, a liaison to the zoo. "His condition continued to deteriorate and he was euthanized on Friday morning. We are deeply saddened about losing him but inspired by his courage and bravery during the last several months."

Sad news from the zoo!