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July 21, 2019

Rare Amur tiger dies in a London Zoo

February 13, 2019
A tiger named Shouri, pictured here in an undated photo, died Tuesday after a confrontation with two other male tigers who were potential mates at Longleat Safari Park. (Longleat Safari Park)

A rare Amur tiger was found dead at a facility in London, just four days after the death of a Sumatran tiger in the London Zoo.

According to Longleat Safari Park, the tiger named Shouri died Tuesday after a confrontation with two other male tigers who were potential mates.


The two male tigers, Red and Yana, were housed in a paddock that was connected to Shouri’s. As the door connecting the two areas was left open, the female tiger was suspected of having ventured in, which led to a fight among the animals.

Shouri had been a part of Longleat since 2006 when she was brought in as just a cub.

“Although Shouri was not part of a breeding programme, she was still an incredibly important ambassador for her species and part of the global mission to raise awareness for this amazing animal. Her loss is very hard to take and she will be missed by all the staff here as well as our visitors,” read an article by Longleat.

There are only about 500 Amur tigers left in the wild. The population of wild Sumatran tigers are not as certain but their numbers only range from 300 to 700.

Further details regarding the death of Shouri will be released later as the case undergoes full investigation.

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