Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 


Caesarean of Lion (Panthera leo) at Dulahajra Safari Park, Bangladesh 

S.A. Khan1,4,*, M.M. Hassan1, M.B. Uddin2, Z.M.M. Rahman3, G. Yasin1 and J.H. Epstein4 

1Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

2Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

3Dulahajra Safari Park, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

4EcoHealth Alliance, New York, USA 



A six years eight months pregnant lioness at the Dulahajara Safari Park, Chakoria, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, was presented with dystocia. This paper described the pre-, intra- and postoperative procedures including anesthetic protocol carried out and performing a caesarean section to remove dead fetuses and the successful recovery of the lioness without complications.


Cite this paper:

Khan, S.A., Hassan, M.M., Uddin, M.B., Rahman, Z.M.M.,  Yasin, G., Epstein, J.H., 2011. Caesarean of Lion (Panthera leo) at Dulahajra Safari Park, Bangladesh. Open Vet. J. 1, 10-12