Midnight vet callout for Shepreth tiger

PUBLISHED: 17:24 02 September 2016

21/07/16 Shepreth Wildlife Park, Tiger. Picture: Keith Heppell

21/07/16 Shepreth Wildlife Park, Tiger. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Unwell Amba needed full examination.

Shepreth vet visit for unwell AmbaShepreth vet visit for unwell Amba

Amba the tiger, who celebrated her 18th birthday just last month, was looking unwell, causing concern for Shepreth staff.

The tiger had to be sedated for a closer examination, and a vet examined the big cat finding a nasty abscess under her tail.

Shepreth Wildlife Park director Rebecca Willers said the abscess was caused by a puncture wound, most likely caused by Amba’s male tiger partner, Rana.

The vet finished with Amba at 2am, and she is now making a fine recovery.

Amba is proving to be a fighter, having recovered from a tumor six years ago.

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