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Highland Wildlife Park's ageing tiger Yuri put to sleep

Tiger Yuri
Image caption Yuri had been at the wildlife park for two years

A rare male Amur tiger kept at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig has died.

Seventeen-year-old Yuri succumbed to old age and illness and was put to sleep on Monday.

He arrived at the park with his long-time mate Sasha, from Edinburgh Zoo two years ago. The zoo replaced the pair with two young Sumatran tigers.

Yuri and Sasha went on to rear a litter of three cubs at the Highland Wildlife Park. They had previously had six cubs.

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