When lion cub dies, the Irish are left to grieve – RTE

RTE 2GB has obtained exclusive footage of the moment the Irish Lion cub died after being attacked by a lioness.

The footage was captured by the RTE team who were at the scene.

In the footage, the baby lioness is seen lying on the ground after being stabbed by the male lion.

This was not the first time the cubs mother had been attacked by the lioness during its time at the zoo.

The cub was found dead in the enclosure on April 2.

The baby lionesses death has not been officially confirmed as a case of human-caused poisoning.

The RTE documentary series “Black Cats” will be shown on RTE on May 16.