Tiger that underwent amputation to go back on display

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, November 02 2016 Nov 2, 2016 Wednesday, November 02, 2016 9:47:28 AM CDT November 02, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A tiger is expected to go back on display this weekend at the zoo in Springfield after she was so seriously injured while being introduced to a potential mate that one of her legs had to be amputated.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the 16-year-old Malayan tiger named Petra was injured Sept. 13 while zookeepers were introducing her to a 5-year-old male tiger named Bunga. While Petra was in a tightly confined space at the Dickerson Park Zoo, Bunga reached through a small opening to get to her. The decision then was made to amputate Petra's leg.

Zoo spokeswoman Joey Powell says the incision has healed and Petra has recovered remarkably well. Powell also says efforts to mate Petra have ended.

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