Savelli Amur tiger

‘Life ended too soon’: endangered Amur tiger dies after breeding drama at Cheyenne Mountain zoo


Officials with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced that an endangered Amur tiger died after an artificial insemination procedure last week. Officials said the death of the 9-year-old female named Savelii is “deeply sad.”

“As caretakers of endangered and threatened species, we have to walk a fine line between doing the right things for the individual animals in our care, but also making hard decisions for the future of the species, both in the wild and in human care,” Bob Chastain, president and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stated.

The full article was published by CBS Denver on March 7, 2021.