Elderly Sumatran tiger euthanized at Point Defiance Zoo

Elderly Sumatran tiger euthanized at Point Defiance Zoo

Elderly Sumatran tiger euthanized at Point Defiance Zoo

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 8:27 AM

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium had to euthanize an elderly Sumatran tiger Tuesday morning, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

Bali, 14 1/2, had been treated for lymphoma and kidney disease for more than two years. The average lifespan of a Sumatran tiger is 10 to 12 years.

Bali is survived by mate Jaya, with whom he fathered two cubs, Bima and Mali.

Point Defiance now has four Sumatran tigers, Jaya, Malosi, Bima, and 3-month-old Dumai, as well as a 3-month-old Malayan tiger named Berani.


 

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