The Toronto Zoo announced on May 21 the tragic death of a tiger cub (Small) born on April 30, 2021. Her mother, an Amur tiger named Mazyria, had two additional cubs, one of them died owing to liver disease. Small was the second cub of the litter, and there was just one left.
Despite the zoo’s best efforts, Small was unable to acquire weight. The zoo’s medical staff eventually discovered that the cub had significant cardiac problems. A CT scan revealed a hole in her major heart chamber, causing damage to her lungs and heart. Furthermore, a vital blood artery was on the incorrect side of the organ. Those issues were just too complicated to be resolved.
As a result, Small’s struggle with the sickness came to an end on Friday, when she was “humanely” euthanized, as the zoo announced on Facebook.
It was heartbreaking to learn of the terrible death of the newborn Amur Tiger. Conservationists are worried about the eventual decline of the species’ population. One of the endangered species is the Amur Tiger. There were just 40 tigers species on the planet throughout the 1940s. Their population has grown to over 450 tigers, which can only be found in a few areas of Russia and China due to excellent breeding. Protecting and conserving this species, however, is still vital. Amur Tigers should be bred in captivity, according to scientists, in order to boost their population and lifetime.
Following the deaths of the two tiger cubs, the zoo said that the third newborn Amur tiger, Mazy, is being cautiously monitored. She is in good health and is now thriving. We hope she grows up to be healthy and safe.