In the USA put to sleep recently imported from Russia’s Amur tiger
MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. Employees zoo in the us city of Denver, Colorado, lulled brought in July from Russia Amur tiger Martin. About it reports The Denver Post.
Martin was born in the Moscow zoo in June of 2014 in Russia it was called Umar. In Denver the tiger brought the first of July, but after over a period of acclimatization, he didn’t even have time to show to the public. In late October, the predator became lethargic and lost appetite.
Veterinarians diagnosed the animal’s “extremely aggressive form of leukemia”. According to zoo staff, the disease progressed too quickly, and on 27 October the tiger put to sleep.
“To lose such a beautiful and majestic animal is a huge blow for us and our colleagues,” — said Deputy head of the local veterinary medicine Scott Larsen.
It is noted that the Russian vets did not reveal a tiger any serious health problems before sending it to US.
The Amur tiger is one of the rarest species of wild cats. Will still live less than 400 individuals.