- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque zoo has welcomed a new tiger after going nine months without one.

The ABQ BioPark zoo’s last tiger, an 18-year-old Bengal tiger named Scout, was euthanized in June because it was suffering from liver cancer.

The zoo welcomed a new tiger, a Malayan tiger named Penari, on Feb. 24.

The nearly 4-year-old cat was previously kept at the Jacksonville Zoo.

Zoo officials say Penari has been in quarantine and is adjusting to his new environment.

The animal’s public-viewing hours will increase as he becomes more comfortable with his surroundings.

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