- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Zoo has announced that one of its two elderly Malayan tigers has been euthanized due to medical reasons.

According to a statement from zoo officials, 16-year-old Pandu was euthanized Wednesday. Officials say he had become uninterested in eating, lethargic and was showing signs of being in pain.

The tiger, affectionately known as “Professor,” arrived at the zoo in 1999 and shared a habitat with a 14-year-old female named Satu.

According to zoo officials, there are only about 300 Malayan tigers remaining in the wild.

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