Niabi Zoo Tiger Found Dead Print
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Monday, 02 April 2012 07:31
Coal Valley, IL – March 29, 2012 - Niabi Zoo was saddened to discover their Bengal tiger had died this morning.

The tiger, a 12 year old female named Asia, was found dead in her exhibit this morning while a zookeeper was doing a regular morning check on the zoo’s animals. The tiger’s death was unexpected to Niabi Zoo staff.

“We are all very saddened and shocked by Asia’s sudden death,” said Interim Zoo Director Marc Heinzman. “Asia was beloved by the entire Niabi Zoo staff, zoo volunteers, and countless zoo visitors. Her charming personality and friendly demeanor quickly charmed any person she met. Asia will be missed.”

A necropsy and pathology report will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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