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Tiger from Greece dies at California sanctuary

AP , Sunday 27 Sep 2015
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A tiger flown to a Southern California sanctuary last year after concerns of neglect at a Greek zoo has died.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that the 17-year-old male tiger was euthanized at the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, California, after weeks of decline.

Lead veterinarian Jane Meier says the tiger named Phevos had progressively shown signs of pain and a decreased appetite.

Phevos was brought to the sanctuary in December on a 20-hour airlift financed by a British animal care-activist who was concerned about the tiger's condition and the death of another tiger at a zoo outside Athens.

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