PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort lost an important figure this week.

Sunday the resort announced it was saddened by the death of its lion, Prince.

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Prince was a 5-year-old white lion. This past week he underwent a routine medical procedure to treat an ear infection, officials at the resort say.

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The next day he reportedly suffered a seizure, caused by the anesthesia and later died.

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