Akron Zoo mourns loss of male Sumatran tiger, Leo.
AKRON- The Akron Zoo is mourning the loss of their male Sumatran tiger, Leonidas, “Leo” who was euthanized Sunday. According to a news release, the Animal Care staff recently observed a change in Leo’s appetite, leading to a veterinary medical exam last week. During the exam, the veterinary staff discovered that he had significant liver disease. Leo immediately underwent an aggressive treatment regimen, however he did not respond to therapy and continued to rapidly decline.
Meet Harvey, top candidate for the next LSU tiger mascot
BATON ROUGE — An 11-month-old tiger named Harvey has been moved into facilities at LSU, where it will become the new mascot — if the university's veterinarians give the OK. A university news release Wednesday said veterinarians will observe the tiger while it is quarantined for at least a week. They will determine whether the animal is healthy and a good fit for LSU. If he is, Harvey will be re-named and introduced as Mike VII. Mike VI, LSU's mascot since 2007, died in October.
Mexico zoo names tiger cub for French football star Gignac - World Soccer Talk
Mexico City (AFP) - French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star.But there's one big difference between Gignac the footballer and Gignac the tiger: their