Tiger cub on brink of death makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

Tiger cub on brink of death makes 'miraculous' recovery

The endangered tiger cub who nearly died two weeks ago is on the mend and back with her mother and brother.

Mali, a six-month old Sumatran cub, was in dire straits Nov. 15 when Point Defiance Zoo veterinarians found several pieces of cartilage from a large bone in her gastrointestinal tract. After undergoing surgery, Mali’s condition worsened and the cub went into cardiac arrest.

Veterinarians were able to revive her, but there was little hope that Mali would make it through her ordeal.

The zoo says Mali has regained her eyesight and now is jumping around and acting like a normal tiger. She was reunited Tuesday with her mother and brother.

Zoo curator Karen Goodrowe is calling the recovery “miraculous,” according to a news release.

Mali will make her first public appearance on Friday at noon.

 

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