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Panaewa Zoo's white tiger Namaste has died

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:07 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2014

Namaste, the white Bengal tiger at Hawaii County's Paneawa Rainforest Zoo, has died.

Namaste, the main attraction of the zoo, was euthanized Thursday morning due to complications from a broken hind leg, county parks spokesman Jason Armstrong said.

The tiger was 15 years old and lived longer than any of his siblings, Armstrong said.

Namaste was buried Thursday in his enclosure, and the spot will be marked with a monument.

Armstrong said the county parks department will be looking for a tiger to replace Namaste at the zoo.

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copperwire9 wrote:
That poor tiger had a lonely life.
on January 16,2014 | 07:33PM
eros_et_logia wrote:
Most tigers, domesticated and wild, live fairly lonely lives.
on January 16,2014 | 08:34PM
DanLBoom wrote:
What a magnificent animal.Kids always got excited watching him. Yes! He was the Best attraction at Panaewa. Aloha Oe. Mamaste IMUA .
on January 17,2014 | 06:22AM
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