Gladys Porter Zoo has announced that after three years of intense medical care due to thyroid and pancreatic insufficiencies, a 13-year-old male tiger was humanely euthanized on Wednesday.
Noj the tiger was treated with a specialized diet and supplements to help him during his sickness.
“Noj was unique among tigers and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We looked forward to being greeted by his playful chuffs every day. He was truly a joy to work with and was loved very much, and Noj will be dearly missed,” said Mark Echevarria, Associate Curator of Gorillas and Carnivores.
Noj grew up at the zoo and will be dearly missed by his caretakers and current visitors.