Point Defiance tiger cub makes 'miracle' recovery

Point Defiance tiger cub makes 'miracle' recovery

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Point Defiance tiger cub makes 'miracle' recovery

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 4:34 PM

TACOMA, Wash. – A Sumatran tiger cub at The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, who nearly died two weeks ago, has recovered, according to veterinarians.

The cub, which zoo vets feared to have brain damage, is now playing like a healthy tiger and has regained her eyesight.

The cub that is now being called, “Miracle Mali,” went into cardiac arrest after an emergency surgery November 15 for an intestinal blockage. The complications were thought to have restricted oxygen to her brain, causing damage.

Mali was reunited with her mother and brother Tuesday.

She will be ready for public view Friday at The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
 

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