The Sedgwick County Zoo says 14-year-old Talali, and Amur tiger had to be humanely euthanized over the weekend.
The zoo says the tiger’s health had been declining recently and the decision was made to euthanize her Sunday morning. Talali came to the zoo in 2009 with the opening of the Slawson Family Tiger Trek.
In 2013, she gave birth to two cubs, Tsar and Natasha in 2013. A necropsy is planned to determine what exactly was causing her health to decline.
(Photo above courtesy Zookeeper Jody, Sedgwick County Zoo/Facebook)