Chattanooga Zoo's snow leopard cub Everest dies

Chattanooga Zoo's snow leopard cub Everest dies

January 31st, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga Zoo's snow leopard cubs

Photo by Allison Love/Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Everest, one of the Chattanooga Zoo's snow leopard cubs died Tuesday. The four-month old male cub, according to zoo officials, exhibited no signs of illness and passed his physical last week.

The discovery was taken as a "devastating and shocking blow to Everest's keepers and all of zoo staff," according to a news release from the zoo.

Everest was immediately taken to the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville for a gross necropsy.

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