WYLIE (CBSDFW.COM) – Workers at a North Texas wildlife rescue center announced this morning that one if its tigers has died.READ MORE: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
An 18-year-old tiger named Ares died at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Excited As Visitors Return, Pack The State Fair Of Texas
Workers say the tiger started losing his appetite last week and results of his blood work were disturbing. While veterinarians did everything they could to treat the tiger, his condition continued to deteriorate.
After Ares died results of a necropsy showed there were tumors all over his liver and spleen. Vets say the tumors on his spleen had ruptured and were casuing a buildup of fluid in his abdomen.MORE NEWS: SMU Beats TCU 42-34 In 100th Meeting Of The Dallas-Area Rivals
The tiger had only been at the center since October of last year, but workers say the animal was outgoing and friendly and had “became a favorite among staff, volunteers and visitors.”