Minnesota’s Zoo Oldest Tiger Dies at age 16
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) - The oldest tiger at the Minnesota Zoo has died.
The zoo says the tiger named Molniy died Sunday of health complications related to aging. He was 16 years old - or about 80 in human years.
Molniy came to the Minnesota Zoo in 2002 from the Detroit Zoo. Zoo officials say the Amur tiger surpassed the expected lifetime of a wild tiger.
Reports say the big cat suffered from arthritis. Three tigers remain at the Apple Valley zoo.