- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - An endangered Sumatran tiger at the Honolulu Zoo has been euthanized.

The tiger, named Berani, was put down on Monday at the age of 17, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (https://bit.ly/2x430QN ) Tuesday. His 18th birthday would have been Sept. 4.

Berani was born at the Phoenix Zoo in 1999. He was moved to Honolulu in November 2005.

The decision to put Berani down was made by veterinarian staff and animal keepers, zoo officials said.

The life expectancy of Sumatran tigers at zoos is 18.4 years and about 12 years in the wild, officials said.

There are fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers and about 200 of them live in zoos as part of a worldwide conservation effort, according to the zoo.

Last year, the Honolulu Zoo’s Sumatran tiger named Djelita died after holding the Guinness World Record as the oldest living tiger in captivity at more than 25 years old.

Chrissie, a female Sumatran tiger, remains at the zoo.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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