With the passing of one of the Hattiesburg Zoo's main attractions last week zoo officials say they will be in no hurry to replace her.
The decision was made last Friday to put 17-old Siberian Tiger Tigger to sleep because her arthritis got so bad she could barely get around on her own. Tigger was born and spent her entire life at the zoo. The recent addition of two Sumatran Tigers allows the zoo time to decide how they want to move forward without Tigger.
Tigger's remains are in the control of the zoo veterinarian. The pelts and skull will be used in the zoo's internal educational program. It will not be on display.
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