- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-year-old clouded leopard at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has died.

The zoo announced Wednesday that the male clouded leopard, known as Tai, was euthanized on Tuesday. Veterinarians were conducting a routine exam when they discovered the leopard had numerous life-threatening tumors.

Tai had lived on the zoo’s Asia Trail since it opened in 2006. The zoo also has a female clouded leopard named Mook. The two leopards lived together but did not produce any offspring.

The zoo says the median life expectancy for a clouded leopard in captivity in 13 years.

Clouded leopards are native to China and southeast Asia and are considered a threatened species.

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