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Lion undergoes allergy test at Australian Zoo

When keepers noticed she had some “unusual hives,” this lioness underwent an allergy test in Australia’s Perth Zoo. 

When keepers noticed she had some “unusual hives,” this lioness underwent an allergy test in Australia’s Perth Zoo. 

“Humans aren’t the only ones feeling Spring hayfever,” a zoo spokesperson said.

This footage released by shows seven-year-old Uzuri being examined by a veterinary team under general anaesthetic.

“Pet owners may recognise the skin prick-and-patch test as the same one given to their own itchy cats and dogs,” the spokesperson said.

Test results showed the animal was having a reaction to dust, mites and some plants, and vet teams were working on a treatment plan.