- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - The white tiger at a central Kansas zoo has been euthanized because of illness.

Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina says the tiger, Raja, was euthanized Thursday.

The Salina Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1K9mZB6 ) the tiger would have been 20 years old in November, and came to the zoo in 1996 from a private breeder.

Tigers generally live an average of eight to 12 years in the wild and between 16 and 18 years in captivity. White tigers, however, tend to live much shorter lives.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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