RIP Satu: USA Houston Zoo’s 18-year-old tiger euthanized.

Tiger Satu

The Houston Zoo’s 18-year-old Malayan tiger died last night.

Satu lived a long life, one that lasted longer than her median life expectancy, which in the wild would have been eight to 12 years, the zoo said.

The carnivore staff and veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Satu on Monday night. The staff members said her quality of life began to decline.