This is the first paragraph of an article from The Atlantic.
You may have seen a recent viral video that showed a polar bear in the throes of suffering. The beast seems to be in the final hours of its life—its legs wobbling under its weight, its pupils widened in pain, its yellow fur hanging loosely off its bones—as it gnaws on trash, lays down, and shuts its eyes.
My comment: I think the underlined “lays down” should be “lies down” because “lay” is a transitive verb which requires an object but “lie” does not require one because it’s an intransitive verb. Am I correct?