Vets find cause of tiger’s death in NZ

Vets find cause of tiger’s death in NZ

 

12/05/2006 21:04:03

 

 

A post mortem examination has revealed Auckland Zoo’s tiger, Nisha died from a massive stroke.

 

 

It shows the Sumatran tiger was riddled with small – possibly cancerous – growths in her lungs and liver.

 

 

The nine-year-old had been ill for the past month, and was being monitored daily.

 

 

The zoo says blood tests and x-rays had shown nothing out of the ordinary.

 

 

This morning Nisha was found lying semi-conscious in her den and was immediately taken under veterinary care, but died at midday.

 

 

Auckland Zoo’s Director Glen Holland says staff are shattered.

 

 

He says Nisha’s death is particularly tragic, as a male partner was due to be brought to Auckland Zoo in the next few months for a breeding programme.

 

 

There are fewer than 600 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

 

For the cats,

 

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue

an Educational Sanctuary home

to more than 100 big cats

12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625

813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org MakeADifference@BigCatRescue.org

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