As surgery wrapped up here on Tuesday, those in the operating room took turns posing for pictures and petting the broad head of their patient.
Patients don’t come much more unique than Castro.
At 15 years old, the Sacramento Zoo resident stands as the oldest breeding Sumatran tiger among the 120 critically endangered animals in captivity. Fewer than 700 of their kind remain in the wild.
““It’s incredible that the community is able to come together and really provide Castro with the best possible quality of care …”