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    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    Sabrina the tigress has been euthanised:

    The city of Amarillo announced on Saturday after battling several health issues, including aggressive carcinoma, Sabrina, a female Bengal tiger who called the Amarillo Zoo home since 2011, was humanely euthanized on Friday, Jan. 8. Sabrina was 16 years old and would have celebrated her 17th birthday on Jan. 31, per a city of Amarillo media release.

    City: Amarillo Zoo tiger euthanized

    0.1 Sabrina (Jan 31, 2004) Died Jan 8, 2021
     
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    A female black bear cub has arrived:

    Amarillo Zoo welcomes adorable new resident | KAMR - MyHighPlains.com

    The one-year-old cub was recently brought to the Amarillo Zoo after multiple captures near humans and/or communities by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish.

    In New Mexico, wild animals captured four times by state officials near and around humans and/or communities are subject to euthansia because they can become a danger to humans and themselves.

    The cub is not yet available for public viewing. She is being introduced slowly to her new environment and her fellow residents, including a 25-year-old male black bear named “Perry” who has been at the Amarillo Zoo since 2004.
     
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    I didn't even know Amarillo had a zoo! :p
     
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    Other news in 2021:

    On June 8th, the zoo announced the name of the (0.1) American black bear cub as Mesa.

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    On August 16th, the zoo announced that Mesa is now on public display, after recovering from hip surgery.

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    On August 28th, the zoo announced they have acquired a (1.0) black-tailed prairie dog named Nubbs from the Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in the county of Potter, Texas. He was there because of a broken leg, which required amputation of said leg, and was deemed non-releasable. Nubbs' exhibit is located in the education building.

    The zoo also announced that their (0.1) black-tailed prairie dog named Chubbs passed away due to an age-related illness.

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    On December 15th, the zoo announced that their (1.0) American black bear named Perioso was humanely euthanized on December 14th due to serious health complications. He was 26 years old at the time of passing.

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