Amba (Credit: Milwaukee County Zoo)
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Zoo announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that a 17-year-old Amur tiger named Amba was humanely euthanized after experiencing a "declining quality of life due to serious health issues." She was 17 years old.
A Facebook post says "Amba had five offspring and displayed excellent maternal care, even allowing her care team to be with the cubs if they were sick. She has overcome multiple health issues, proving to us that she was never to be underestimated."
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The median life expectancy for female Amur tigers in human care is 14.3 years.
Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 vaccine Q&A
Wisconsin health officials on Tuesday held a Q&A regarding the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and progress.
More than 535,000 COVID-19 cases, resulting in more than 5,700 deaths, have now been reported by the Wisconsin DHS.
Teachers and child care workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in early March, state health officials said Tuesday.
A year ago this week, on January 30, 2020, UW Health saw a patient in the University Hospital’s emergency department who exhibited symptoms of a new virus.