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Farewell to Rhani



As well as being loved, the animals at Adelaide Zoo are powerful ambassadors for their cousins in the wild. We are therefore deeply saddened to share with you the sudden passing of Rhani, our 13-year-old female Sumatran Tiger.

Rhani’s condition deteriorated rapidly over the weekend with vets taking her to our Animal Health Centre on Sunday morning and discovering that blood loss and aggressive tumours had unfortunately taken over her abdomen. Determining that there was nothing that could be done to save Rhani, our veterinary team decided to humanely euthanise her. Unfortunately as big cats, such as Sumatran Tigers, age they can become more prone to a range of aggressive cancers, which was sadly the case with Rhani. Her…

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