According to the New York Times, a zoo in Odense dissected a 9.month old female lion that had been euthanized. There is something of a debate in the worldwide zoo community about the reproduction of captive animals. Some zoos - mainly in the US - use birth control to prevent unwanted offspring. European zoos, however, generally believe that it is better for the animals welfare to experience the entire natural process. Even if it means euthanizing animals for which no suitable home can be found. Personally I have somewhat mixed feelings on this. I understand the educational aspect of it, but personally, I'm not sure I would want to see an animal cut to pieces. I can imagine some children found it extremely unpleasant.