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Tiger at Ellen Trout Zoo Loses Battle With Leukemia

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, death, zoos )

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Saturday Ellen Trout Zoo officials announced this week that one of their tigers has died.

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Stacey C (2)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:36 am
aw poor tiger

Barb K (1684)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:46 am
At least Suntar had been given help; think wgat his life would've been like in the jungle without anyone knowing he had Leukemia. Usually, I'm against zoos, the ones that are 'old-fashioned' and keep animals locked in cages, but in this senerio, the zoo was trying to help Suntar and there's the difference. RIP Sweet Suntar and play with Tatiana at Rainbow Bridge....thnx Cher.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:48 am
Sadly noted. :(

Barb K (1684)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:49 am
Uh-oh! I meant 'what' his life would've been like.....

divergent r (309)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:58 am
rest in peace,you were too good for this world

Kim O (396)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 12:14 pm
Ditto to Tasunka. Very sadly noted. RIP Suntar.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 2:05 pm
Very sad.....

Yumana Yunes Gohl (197)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 3:20 pm
How about returning the rest to their natural habitat? Ohh yeah, I forgot, they've already been accustomed to a new habitat(captivity), and they wouldn't survive a NY minute in their original habitat. Let's change people, don't support Zoo's. Watch Discovery Channel or Nat Geo instead. Own a pet, better yet, adopt a pet.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 3:44 pm
RIP Suntar.

Christeen A (376)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 7:16 pm
So sad.

pam w (139)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 7:21 pm
His treatment may well further veterinary knowledge.

To have the right idea....tigers will soon be gone in the wild because of human overpopulation, poaching and trade in body parts.

You're dead wrong about zoos, though. Without zoos and the carefully bred populations they shelter...tigers will be gone forever.

The day YOU can PERSONALLY PROVE all wild tigers will be safe in their environments, I'll begin to support a release program. Until then...captive breeding programs are the only real hope for tiger survival.

Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:04 pm
RIP Suntar...

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:25 am
... but he never stalked his dinner in the jungle... I hope you enjoy a good rebirth.

. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:39 pm
I wish Sunda to reincarnate again in a young tiger and more strong and this time free,
I wish to her can finally get to mock the man and his destruction of the enviroment and tiger hunting,
I wish to Sunda to never lose in this battle
beautiful dream that will never come true RIP Sunda
so sad, noted - ty Cher

. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:40 pm
opps Suntar

Dianne D (490)
Monday August 13, 2012, 1:02 pm
God Bless her soul and may God Bless all the animals in the world and those that love and care for them. RIP my friend. You are now free like God intended you to be.

Eileen Matton (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 1:08 pm
So sorry to hear of the poor creature's death. RIP

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 2:14 pm
Very sad.

mar l ene d (264)
Monday August 13, 2012, 2:58 pm
absolutely sad. RIP little baby tiger!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine S (134)
Monday August 13, 2012, 7:19 pm
At least they tried their best to save him- run free, Suntar!

Carol H (229)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:03 pm
sadly noted

catherine s (3)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:29 pm

Monday August 13, 2012, 10:56 pm

valda p (13)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:47 am
Poor baby -so sad -run free -Suntar.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:50 am
I'm so sad to hear of his passing, may the Almighty remember him.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 8:26 am
Sadly noted.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:31 pm
Rest in Peace Suntar. Noted with sorrow.
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