Boise tiger

Boise tiger dies during physical exam


Some sad news to pass along about a Boise tiger. It is announced that Diana, the 10-year-old female Amur tiger, passed away this week during a physical exam. She was the only tiger at the zoo.

“Our animal care team is highly skilled and takes every precaution, but any medical procedure that involves anesthesia comes with inherent risks, be it on a human or animal,” said zoo veterinarian Holly Holman. “During the initial necropsy, we noticed issues with multiple organs that may have led to this outcome. It is always difficult when something of this nature occurs and we at zoo Boise appreciate the public’s support for our team and the Boise tiger.”

More testing is being done to determine Diana’s exact cause of death.

Diana came to Zoo Boise in 2019. She was placed on a breeding hold by the Amur Tiger Species Survival Plan, a conservation program by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.