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Credit University of North Alabama

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama says its 17-year-old lion mascot Una has died on campus after a brief illness. 

A veterinarian who cared for Una and her brother, Leo III, says Una died with Leo and caregivers at her side. Officials say the two lions had lived in a campus habitat since 2003.

Una was born in New Hampshire in 2002.

A university statement said a memorial would be planned later this year.