Tony, the Louisiana truck-stop tiger, dies at age 17

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Tony, the Louisiana truck-stop tiger, dies at age 17

Tony, the Bengal tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., has died at the age of 17. Implying he was euthanized, a notice on the Tiger Truck Stop’s website says Tony the tiger died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. It says Tony was showing signs of old age and his veterinarian was called “to prevent Tony from suffering.” The Indian Tiger Welfare Society says tigers in zoos generally live 16 to 20 years.

Tony, the Louisiana truck-stop tiger, dies at age 17

Tony, the Bengal tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., has died at the age of 17. Implying he was euthanized, a notice on the Tiger Truck Stop’s website says Tony the tiger died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. It says Tony was showing signs of old age and his veterinarian was called “to prevent Tony from suffering.” The Indian Tiger Welfare Society says tigers in zoos generally live 16 to 20 years.
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