30 Jan 2024

Baby tiger put down after suffering head injury at Auckland Zoo

From Checkpoint, 5:35 pm on 30 January 2024

A baby tiger cub has been put down after he suffered a head injury when he took a tumble in an enclosure at Auckland Zoo on the weekend.

The cub born along with his sister almost a month ago, was previously healthy and had been getting more active and adventurous.

Despite the efforts of a specialist vet team including a neurologist, the cub couldnt be saved when his condition deteriorated.

Auckland Zoo Director, Kevin Buley speaks to Lisa Owen.