Tautphaus Park Zoo Tiger Dies

Tautphaus Park Zoo Tiger Dies

Posted: Jan 27, 2010 07:07 PM EST

A 16-year-old Amur tiger died Tuesday at the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls.

The feline had just been taken to the CHC Foundation Animal Health Care Center for a routine physical and had passed with flying colors.

But when it had returned to the zoo, the cat stopped breathing and efforts to revive the animal did not work. A second tiger who also received a physical Tuesday returned to the zoo without incident.

The loss of the tiger hit zoo workers hard; they have worked with the cat for more than 13 years and had developed a relationship with the cat. The tiger was born in Houston, Texas in 1994 and had been moved to Idaho Falls on February 28th back in 1997.

A necropsy which is the animal version of an autopsy failed to reveal why the tiger died. Blood tests have been sent to a lab for analysis.

http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=11891396

https://bigcatrescue.org

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