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Bruno the tiger dies at Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden

01 May 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A much-loved tiger has died at a Kent wild animal park at the ripe old age of 20.

Bosses at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation tweeted the sad news of Bruno's death this morning, saying: "Beautiful Bruno passed away yesterday at the grand age of 20.

"Old age finally caught up with him."

Bruno the tiger died at the animal park in Smarden. Picutre Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Bruno the tiger died at the animal park in Smarden. Picutre: Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Bruno had already outlived his expected life span for his species in the wild.

Tigers are able to live 10 to 15 years in the wild, but some have survived to more than 20 years in captivity. 

Bruno reached the grand age of 20. Picture Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Bruno reached the grand age of 20. Picture: Wildlife Heritage Foundation

The sanctuary in Smarden specialises in big cats, with leopards, cheetahs and pumas among the species at the 38-acre site.

 

 

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