Contact Us

ZooMontana’s Tiger Dies, Likely Due to Cancer Complications

ZooMontana mourns the loss today of their Amur tiger Prince. According to statements made to the Billings Gazette by Jeff Ewelt, it is very likely that Prince died from complications due to bone cancer.

Jeff Ewelt told the Gazette that they had noticed Prince limping and after medication had failed to alleviate the problem they chose to put him under anesthesia. When the results of the x-ray came back they had found that the tiger’s body was suffering from severe bone cancer. When they tried to bring Prince out of from the anesthesia he developed breathing problems and quickly passed away.

“The cancer had literally riddled those lungs of his and we think that’s why he had trouble breathing,” Ewelt said.

The Gazette reports that Prince has been with ZooMontana since February of 2004 after another male Siberian tiger was sent to a St. Louis zoo as part of a breeding program.

VIA: The Billings Gazette

Best of Cat Country 102.9

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://catcountry1029.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Cat Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Cat Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.