Chahinkipa Zoo’s ‘Neena’ passes away Saturday

Chahinkapa Zoo said Monday through its Facebook page that Neena, the zoo’s white Bengal tiger, passed away Saturday.

The Tiger was 17-years-old. Bengal tigers typically live about 10 years in the wild.

Neena was diagnosed with pancreatitis recently and received veterinary care to keep her comfortable, Chahinkapa Zoo Director Kathy Diekman said in the Facebook post.

Neena shared an enclosure with male Bengal tiger, Hobbes.