Michael Jacksons tiger dies of lung cancer at Shambala

LOS ANGELES — Thriller, a tiger that belonged to Michael Jackson when the entertainer lived at Neverland, has died of lung cancer at Tippi Hedren’s wildlife preserve near Los Angeles.

 

Hedren says the 13-year-old, 375-pound tiger died June 11. An autopsy was performed and the tiger was cremated.

 

Hedren says Thriller and brother Sabu were born in 1998 and lived with Jackson until 2006 when Jackson left Neverland. Jackson’s veterinarian asked Hedren to take the cats at her Shambala Preserve in Acton. She says a $79,000 compound was built on a lake and Thriller had a great life with Sabu.

 

Despite Jackson’s love of animals, Hedren says he never called to check on the tigers and never sent any money to help pay for their care.

 

Jackson died in June 2009.

 

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/27/4593865/michael-jacksons-tiger-dies-of.html#storylink=cpy

How much did you like this?
  • Show Comments (1)

  • Melissa S

    I bet people would have loved to pay Michael to own one of those tigers. Did she make that statement while he was alive?

     

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Tiger hotline gets good response from public

Tiger hotline gets good response from public   Saturday December 22, 2007   KUALA ...

Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society

The Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society, Winter 2009, Volume II is now available ...

India: Rescued jungle cat cubs perish in captivity

Nitya Kaushik Mumbai, July 10: Three newborn jungle cat cubs that were being raised ...