Farewell to Igor

Posted on December 28

On December 25, 2018, tragically, our Pallas’s Cat, Igor, was found deceased by our Animal Care team. This much loved old gentlemen, 11.5 years - the top end of life expectancy in captivity, had developed an aggressive and fatal cancer. His demeanor had changed in the past week and he was being closely monitored by his Animal Care and Veterinary teams. Igor, despite his grumpy appearance, was a spunky feline and will be dearly missed by those who cared for him, especially his zookeepers in the Eurasian Section of the zoo. He was a favourite amongst all who encountered him and took time to find him in his habitat.