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Khan, An Amur Leopard at The Living Desert, Dies at Age 21

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

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Khan, a 21-year-old Amur leopard living at The Living Desert, had to be euthanized this week due to age-related kidney problems and overall failing health, zoo officials said Thursday.

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Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:25 am

Christeen Anderson (370)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:46 am
Noted with sadness.

kate K (481)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:48 am
So sad :-(

. (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:50 am
You had a good long stretch, compared to your brothers and sisters in the wild.

Julie E (405)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:10 am
I hope he had a happy life...

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:39 am
I've visited Khan several times ~ he really did look very content. RIP, old man cat.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:11 pm
RIP Khan may your spirit run free forever now

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:19 pm
I guess he had quite a long life then by amur leopards standards so all one can say is RIP Khan

ilja c (48)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:30 pm

Ruth M (235)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:55 pm
Very sad

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:59 pm

Sheila D (194)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:57 pm
He lived a long life in relative comfort and kept safe. It's a sad loss.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:43 pm
He had a long life, yet it's always so sad ...

Sherri G (128)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:06 pm
Rest in Peace Khan. Noted TY Cher

Connie O (44)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:25 pm
He had a good long life. RIP

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:34 pm
Khan was a treasured one, a natural gift to the world. Sad to read that there are so few in the wild, a frightening thought for the future.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:00 am
So now Khan is in animal heaven where the trees are never cut, the water holes are never dry and his friends are never threatened.

May he have a safer incarnation next time.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:37 am
szkoda go, mam nadzieję, że miał dobre życie, nie tylko długie

Sara P (57)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:26 am
We lost another amazing animal........this is really sad Cher.....

Barbara F (47)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:42 pm
Shame, Noted. Thanks Debbie/Cher
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