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Mill Mountain Zoo's Snow Leopard Boris, 19, Euthanized Friday


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, snow leopards, death, environment, protection )

Cher
- 2849 days ago - roanoke.com
The snow leopard had reached the ripe old age of 19, and was suffering from normal, age-related illnesses. He was not eating well, had difficulty moving, and was receiving pain medication for comfort, said the zoo's animal collection curator, Robin Lentz



   

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Erin R (181)
Monday September 5, 2011, 11:40 am
Sad news!
 

David C (75)
Monday September 5, 2011, 1:35 pm
what beautiful creature, aging is part of life for all life...at least he enjoyed long life & hopefully good quality...
 

Ruth McD (839)
Monday September 5, 2011, 1:37 pm
Very sad news. Glad he had a long life, and hope he was happy. TY Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 1:45 pm
so gorgeous. dream sweet old man :)
 

Regina P (63)
Monday September 5, 2011, 1:46 pm
Noted., He lived a long life & now he suffers no more & has crossed the Rainbow Bridge where he is free of pain & now has a wonderful life. Bless his little heart. Thanks Cher
 

Lisa Neste (202)
Monday September 5, 2011, 2:03 pm
What a beautiful boy Boris was, at least he lived a good long life.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 3:50 pm
THATS SO SAD,GOD BLESS BORIS,HOPE THERES A HEAVEN WITH GREEN FIELDS TO RUN IN.
 

Carol H (229)
Monday September 5, 2011, 4:52 pm
thanks Cher, noted
 

Susan S (187)
Monday September 5, 2011, 5:58 pm
Rest in peace Boris.
 

. (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:15 pm
Bummer what a beautiful animal
 

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:19 am
noted
 

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 10:40 am
Thanks 4 the share
 

Sally M (72)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:21 pm
Hope he had a lovely life and was happy and taken care of well, even tho he wasn't 'free'.....snow leopards are so unearthly beautiful that they hardly look real......is his mate, China, sad?

 

Patricia W (94)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 4:52 pm
How sad - Boris's picture is so beautiful. TY Cher.
It sounds like Boris had a good, long life. They should give China a lot of extra attention, so she isn't so lonely.
 
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