TACOMA, Wash. - Former Tulsa Zoo tiger cub Berani is in "very good" condition following a sudden life-threatening illness and surgery.
The 6-month-old endangered Malayan tiger was sent to a zoo in Tacoma, Wash. to grow up alongside a Sumatran tiger cub, Dumai.
"This is an animal who has made an astounding recovery," said head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf. "I would expect him to be back to being super playful very soon."
The young tiger was in poor condition after his surgery Monday.
Wolf said Berani's illness was most likely the result of bacteria-induced infection. The tiger will remain on medicine to aid his gastrointestinal tract, she said.
Zoo staff moved the cub from the hospital to an off-exhibit area Friday morning.
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