- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A 19-year-old Amur tiger has died at the Racine Zoo.

WISN-TV (https://bit.ly/1FjbF4y ) reports the tiger named Niki died Sunday.

The zoo says Niki was considered geriatric and was under veterinary care while staff worked to ensure her comfort in the last years of her life.

She arrived at the Racine Zoo in 2001. The tiger was born in 1995 at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kansas, and was moved to the Toledo Zoo in 1997.

Amur tigers are found mainly in Russia and are considered critically endangered, with only an estimated 350 to 400 animals left in the wild.

A full necropsy, or animal autopsy, will be performed in the coming weeks.


Information from: WISN-TV, https://www.wisn.com

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