According to the Voice of China's "Yangguang News", a netizen recently disclosed on Weibo that a tiger in Tianjin Zoo was as thin as a bone and called on the relevant departments to be kind to animals. The Tianjin Zoo responded on the 2nd that the reason why the tiger was so thin was that it had suffered from digestive and absorption system diseases for a long time, and it was not caused by starvation. Compared with the other 8 tigers around, this tiger is thin and listless. Dong Jinming, the breeder of the Lion and Tiger Mountain Pavilion at the zoo, said that there are currently 9 tigers in the zoo, including 4 Northeast tigers and 5 Bengal tigers. The tiger named "Old Girl" was born on June 2, 2001 and is an adult female Siberian tiger. Dong Jinming said, "As a 13-year-old tiger, it has already entered the" old age ", which is equivalent to about 60 years of age for us humans."
Zhang Limin, deputy head of the Tianjin Zoo, said that in order to ensure that the tigers can get enough nutrition, the zoo stipulates that the daily standard for each tiger is 8 pounds of lean beef, occasionally mixed with some chicken racks and rabbit meat. In response to the remarks of some netizens about "hungry and tiger abuse", Zhang Limin said, "there is no abuse of the" old girl "because it is sick, and it often takes special care of it in various aspects, such as giving it tender beef Sometimes, eggs and protein powder are also added to the beef; in terms of living, we try to arrange it in a ventilated and ventilated place so that it can take good care of the disease. "Zhang Limin said. "The old lady's constitution has not been very good. She suffered from gastroenteritis shortly after birth. Although it has improved after treatment, her digestive and absorptive capacity has always been worse than other tigers. The situation is good and bad, 2012 I was diagnosed with gastroenteritis in November, and we have been actively treating it, but the effect has not been very good. "Zhang Limin said, thanking the netizens friends for their enthusiasm and attention to the animals, the zoo will do its best to help The "old girl" seeks treatment, and strives to make it recover soon.