Akron Zoo mourns loss of snow leopard

Snow leopard Shanti is pictured Aug. 2, 2019, at the Akron Zoo.

The Akron Zoo is mourning the demise of 13-year-previous snow leopard Shanti.

A fan favored among zoo company, Shanti was born June 16, 2008, at the Binder Park Zoo in Michigan and moved to Akron on June 25, 2009. The median daily life expectancy for snow leopards is 15.1 yrs previous, according to zoo officials.

In July, a veterinarian confirmed the development of superior long-term kidney and heart conditions in Shanti. Her overall health started to drop over the previous handful of days and her treatment workforce created the hard determination to euthanize Shanti on Tuesday, zoo officers mentioned.

In excess of the years, she welcomed eight snow leopard cubs: Raj and Sabu in 2012, Malaya and Makalu in 2014, Altai, Layan and Asha in 2016 and Baya in 2019.

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