Tiger killed at Sacramento Zoo

Tiger Killed At Sacramento Zoo

SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento Zoo officials say a 15-year-old Sumatran tiger died Wednesday as a result of its wounds after it was attacked by another tiger.

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The attack happened Wednesday morning during a "physical introduction" between the female, Baha, and the male tiger, Mohan. The zoo was attempting to breed the two tigers.

According to a statement from the zoo, staff intervened to quickly separate the two when Mohan became aggressive with Baha. As soon as staff was able to get the male tiger into a secure location, veterinarians rushed to care for Baha, but she had already died from her injuries.

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"We are truly devastated at the passing of Baha" Matt McKim, Animal Collection Director, wrote in a news release. "Not only was she a wonderful ambassador and a truly attentive mother, she was also a one-of-a-kind tiger that inspired many."

Baha was at the zoo since 2002. Mohan arrived in December 2015.

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