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Siegfried & Roy Tiger That Almost Mauled Roy To Death Dies

The Siegfried & Roy tiger, Mantecore, that almost mauled Roy to death, has died after a brief illness.  The 17 year old white tiger died in Las Vegas on March 19th.

Siegfried & Roy Tiger That Almost Mauled Roy To Death Dies

Siegfried & Roy Tiger That Almost Mauled Roy To Death Dies

Siegfried & Roy with Manteca the white tiger.

Mantecore appeared in thousands of shows with Siegfried & Roy at the La Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is best known for being the tiger that mauled Roy and left him in critical condition around a decade ago.  Mantecore was quarantined for 10 days and professionals still could not understand why the attack happened.  Roy still does not blame the tiger for the attack.

Roy survived but was left partially paralyzed.  The Siegfriend & Roy show was ultimately shut down.  Once Mantecore was cleared, he was returned to The Mirage’s Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy attraction where he remained until he died.

According to Yahoo, Roy made the following statement regarding the passing of Mantecore:

“The world has lost one of its most majestic creatures and I have lost a brother. I will forever believe it was his concern for my safety and well-being that caused him to act as he did on that night long ago. We spent many hours together and he never failed to bring me great joy and wonderment. It was my great honor to be beside him at the end. He is now playing with his siblings in White Tiger heaven.”

Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Siegfried & Roy Tiger That Almost Mauled Roy To Death Dies

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