Tiger dies at Greensboro zoo following emergency surgery


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Greensboro Science Center Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its tigers.

The Zoo said in a statement that on Sunday morning, staff noticed Kisa, a 12-year-old female tiger, was behaving differently. Kisa was taken from her exhibit to an on-site hospital.

Dr. Sam Young diagnosed Kisa with a uterine infection and performed emergency surgery. Kisa died during recovery.

Kisa and her brother Axl were among the first animals to arrive at the zoo before it opened in 2007. The tigers were born in Aug. 2004 at the Conservators Center in Mebane, North Carolina.

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