Bala Was Killed In A Fight
Animal Death: A Bengal tiger named Bala at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has died. We are not sure of the exact date she died but the death was announced on Tuesday, 29th October, 2019.
The park announced that the 13-year-old Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, tiger died after a “atypical interaction” with her brother named Bhutan, Rebecca Romzek, public relations and communication specialist for the part, told CNN on Wednesday.
Bala wbadly wounded in the fight and was was transported to the park’s animal care center for emergency care, but veterinarians were unable to save her, the park announced Tuesday.
“Despite the veterinarians’ best efforts, her wounds were too great and she was humanely euthanized,” Romzek said. “A full necropsy is underway and the team will know more about her passing once test results have been received.”
Bala and Bhutan had lived together their whole lives, and the kind of behavior that led to Bala’s death had never been demonstrated, officials said.
“Bala has lived with her brother Bhutan at the park since 2007, receiving world-class care,” the park said on Facebook. “Known for her unique coloring, Bala was loved by her care team and the guests who visited Jungala.”