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Injured Tiger to go Back on Exhibit at Dickerson Park Zoo

Michele Skalicky

A Dickerson Park Zoo resident who was injured and lost a leg is well enough to go back on exhibit.  The zoo says Asian tiger, Petra, was injured in an accident with a male tiger on September 13, and the zoo’s veterinarian had to amputate her front leg.  Since then she’s remained inside so she can heal.  She’s been outside but hasn’t been on view to zoo visitors.

The zoo plans to have her on exhibit for public viewing during the morning hours as soon as this weekend.   The zoo is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.