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August 19, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy in Idaho

DESMET, Idaho (AP) — A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor’s dog as he played in his aunt’s yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The boy suffered bites on his…

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July 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Cougar found in Portland backyard euthanized

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have euthanized a cougar that was captured in the backyard of a Portland home. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials made the decision to euthanize the animal late Friday. The decision was made for public-safety reasons because the animal had become used to the city and had lost its…

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June 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Sea otter from Alaska euthanized at Tacoma zoo

TACOMA (AP) — The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma euthanized a 25-year-old northern sea otter on Monday after an exam showed she had serious medical issues. The zoo says the otter named Homer was believed to be the last surviving sea otter that was rescued after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. She…

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November 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ailing Sumatran tiger euthanized at Tacoma zoo

The Associated Press TACOMA — Veterinarians at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma killed a Sumatran tiger who was suffering from lymphoma and kidney disease. The News Tribune reports the 14-year-old cat named Bali had been treated for more than two years. Bali fathered two cubs at the Tacoma zoo and sired three other cubs…

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August 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Last tiger at Woodland Park Zoo dies

The Woodland Park zoo has lost its one and only tiger. The 20-year-old female Sumatran tiger, JoJo, was euthanized Friday after a period of declining health and kidney failure related to old age, according to zoo officials. Sumatran tigers live to be 15 years old in the wild and 18-20 years in captivity. JoJo came…

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April 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Aging snow leopard euthanized at Woodland Park Zoo

A 19-year-old snow leopard at Woodland Park Zoo was put down over the weekend due to age-related health issues, according to zoo officials.  The female cat, named Nadia, was experiencing a decline in health, including chronic kidney problems, which is a typical ailment of older cats. She became less active and was eating less in recent months…

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