TAMPA, Fla. – Bala, a Bengal tiger at Busch Gardens, has died, the park announced Tuesday.
- Bengal tiger named Bala dies at Busch Gardens
- The tiger was injured during an "atypical interaction" with her brother
- Busch Gardens said a full necropsy is being peformed
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The 13-year-old tiger died after she was injured during an "atypical interaction" with her brother. Bala was taken to the park's Animal Care Center for emergency care.
"Despite the veterinarians' best efforts, her wounds were too great and she was humanely euthanized," according to the park.
Busch Gardens said that a full necropsy is being performed.
"Known for her unique coloring, Bala was loved by her care team and the guests who visited Jungala," Busch Gardens said in a statement. "She will be dearly missed."
Bala had lived at the park with her brother Bhutan since 2007.
In the wild, Bengal tigers typically live, on average, for 10-15 years.
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