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Zoo euthanizes ailing Siberian tiger

June 6, 2010

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— A fixture at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City has died.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reported that an ailing Siberian tiger named Elvira was euthanized this past week.

The tiger was nearly 19 years old and had been receiving treatment for severe arthritis in her hips and other ailments.

Zookeeper Tony Hornberger said Friday that it had “become obvious that she wasn’t responding to treatment.”

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