Wednesday, 26 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Eighth Big Cat Dies From Canine Distemper at Wylie Sanctuary

Eighth Big Cat Dies at Wylie Sanctuary
In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue
Iona, a female tiger, died from canine distemper virus on March 20.
An eighth exotic cat has died after a canine distemper outbreak at a Dallas-area wildlife sanctuary.
Officials with In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie said an 11-year-old female tiger named Iona died Thursday.

The sanctuary lost seven big cats during July and August 2013 from the same virus and workers there hoped they were done with the virus. Tests for Iona had all come back negative, but neurological damage had already been done and workers say her health declined rapidly.

The following message was posted on the group's Facebook page on March 20:read more

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