Kabul Lion

JANUARY 28, 2002, Scott Simon


Listen to Scott’s Obituary for Marjan, Lion of the Kabul Zoo

NPR’s Scott Simon reports that Marjan the lion is to be buried today at the Kabul Zoo. In life, he suffered the torments of war and injuries from a grenade thrown by an Afghan guerrilla. The one-eyed lion became the symbol of the country’s deprivations. He was found dead in his cage Saturday morning.

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