Tuesday, 26 November 2019

NEWSLINK: Calgary Zoo tiger Katja euthanized, necropsy shows ovarian cancer

Days after the Calgary Zoo animal care team became concerned about the health of Amur tiger Katja, the 19-year-old cat was euthanized.

A necropsy done Tuesday morning determined Katja was suffering from ovarian cancer and related issues.

Animal caregivers had noticed changes in her behaviour in recent days, including a decreased appetite and activity level.

“Our veterinary team examined her (Monday) under anesthesia and determined that the health changes Katja was experiencing would severely impact her quality of life so the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize Katja,” read a statement from the zoo.

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