By Olivia B. Waxman
October 9, 2015

A zoo in Denmark is planning to dissect a lion next Thursday and is encouraging students who are off for fall break to come watch.

Nina Collatz, head of animal keepers at the Odense Zoo, told BBC Newsbeat that the lioness in question was nine months old when it was humanely killed earlier this year after no other zoo would take it in. AFP reports that the Odense Zoo had too many lions and that the lioness was getting too aggressive.

Collatz told the BBC blog that the zoo has been doing dissections for years, but this one is making headlines because it comes about a year after the Copenhagen Zoo sparked worldwide outcry for putting down a giraffe named Marius in front of children to prevent inbreeding.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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