March 17, 2021 1 min read

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has announced the death of a 9-year-old Siberian Tiger, after an artificial insemination procedure.The zoo announced the death of 9 year old Savelii on Tuesday, saying the female tiger died Monday. The zoo said the tiger was deceased before a veterinarian had a chance to examine her after the procedure.According to zoo officials, Savelii had been in a breeding program for many years, and her death is being investigated by team of zoo veterinarians and officials.The zoo noted in a press release, that this is the first time a tiger has died during the procedure in the history of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.Zoo officials said the zoos male tiger, a 10-year-old named Yeager, is not involved in the breeding program and is not available for breeding.In a press release, zoo officials said,Due to the complexity of this procedure, we will continue to work with our partners and veterinarians to evaluate the best plan for the future.The zoo said the zoos male tiger, a 10-year-old named Yeager, is not involved in the breeding program and is not available for breeding.In a press release, zoo officials said,Due to the complexity of this procedure, we will continue to work with our partners and veterinarians to evaluate the best plan for the future.The zoo said the tiger was deceased before a veterinarian had a chance to examine her after the procedure.According to zoo officials, Savelii had been in a breeding program for many years, and her death is being investigated by team of zoo veterinarians and officials.