Zoo Atlanta mourns passing of sumatran tiger

- Kavi, a 15-year-old male Sumatran tiger, has died at Zoo Atlanta.

The Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team had been treating the geriatric tiger for several years for arthritis, and within the last several weeks, Kavi’s condition grew progressively worse due to complications of severe arthritis, mobility challenges and other age-related issues.

Following a recent sharp decline in his condition, the Animal Management and Veterinary Teams made the decision to euthanize Kavi on December 8, 2016, when it became apparent that his quality of life was compromised. 

Born January 8, 2001, at Akron Zoo, Kavi moved to Zoo Atlanta in 2006. Kavi was an ambassador for one of the Zoo’s rarest mammal species. 

Our thoughts are with the entire team at Zoo Atlanta.

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