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    Elderly tiger dies at Calgary Zoo

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...-zoo-1.2792535

    Kita, who lived for 19 years, leaves a legacy of 21 descendants

    CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2014 10:54 AM MT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2014 11:32 AM MT
    Kita, a female Amur tiger who lived at the Calgary Zoo for most if its life, has died at the age of 19. (Calgary Zoo)


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    The Calgary Zoo’s elderly matriarch tiger has died at the age of 19.
    Kita, who arrived at the zoo in 1999 from Toronto, was showing signs of old age, including arthritis.
    She leaves behind a legacy of 21 descendants — representing about four per cent of the total captive population of endangered Amur tigers, the zoo said in a statement on its website.


    “In total, Kita gave the Amur tiger population five kids, eight grandkids, five great-grandkids, and three great-great-grandkids, residing across North America and Europe,” the zoo said.
    “Ever the feisty feline, she was beloved by keepers and visitors alike, and was recognizable due to her large stature and playful nature.”
    There are only about 350 Amur tigers left in the wild and about 500 in captive populations, the zoo said.
    The average life span for a female Amur tiger is 14.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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    Rest in peace, beautiful beloved Kita. You have left a wonderful legacy, both in your descendants and in the minds and hearts of all the people who met you and learned about Amur tigers and their place in the world. Now you are whole and healthy and at play at the Rainbow Bridge, a beautiful and glorious Angel!

    Deepest sympathy to all who love and miss and grieve dearest Kita.

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    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    RIP, precious old lady tiger.
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    Rest in peace, lovely Kita, your legacy will long live on!
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    That is quite a legacy Kita, leaving 21 Tigers is quite impressive.
    Our Awesome Eternal Angel Companions will welcome you Magnificent Kita with your wings of Silver and Gold , and we know that you will love Italy.
    And all of your descendants and human friends will see you in Paradise.
    One Fine Day.
    THE RAINBOW BRIDGE FOUND HOTEL ANGELS HAVE A NEW FRIEND IN CORINNA.


    ALMOND ROCCA BATON AND ELLIE ANGELS ARE GUARDIANS TO ETERNAL KITTENS ROCC-EL AND T TEEN ANGEL, ALMOND ROCA , VLAD , PAWLEE , SPRITE. LITTLE HEX, OSIRIS AND ANNIE ANGELS.
    EBONY BEAU TUBSTER AND PEACHES BW SPIKE & SMOKEY


    NOW PRECIOUS AND SAM ARE TOGETHER WITH ETERNAL KITTENS SAMMY ,PRESLEY, SYLVESTER AND SCRATCHY JR , MIGHTY MARINA, COSMIC CARMEN, SAMSON ,UNDER KITTY AND SUNKIST AUTUMN & PUMPKIN.
    MIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM ANGELS HAVE ADOPTED TUXIE , TROOPER , SONGBIRD AND LITTLE BITTY KITTIES MIA-MI BLOSSOMER, TUXEDO AND DASH AS THIER ETERNAL KITTENS.
    PRINCESS JOSEPH AND MICHAEL ARE CELEBRATING 19 YEARS AS LUCKY FOUND CATS

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