Adelaide Zoo loses age­ing tiger Tuan

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

ADELAIDE’S Zoo’s 19-yearold Su­ma­tran tiger Tuan has suc­cumbed to a num­ber of age-re­lated con­di­tions.

Se­nior vet­eri­nar­ian Ian Smith said Tuan was eu­thanised on Thurs­day af­ter it was de­ter­mined that fur­ther treat­ment would not im­prove his con­di­tion.

“Tuan had been suf­fer­ing from arthri­tis and kid­ney is­sues which the vet­eri­nary team had been mon­i­tor­ing and treat­ing, but over the past week, his health se­ri­ously de­te­ri­o­rated,” Dr Smith said.

Tuan was born in 1998 at the Lis­bon Zoo in Por­tu­gal and ar­rived in Adelaide in Novem­ber 2006.

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