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Monday 28 July 2014

Tiger that injured illusionist dies

Published 26/03/2014|04:17

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The tigers were only hours away from being put down

The tiger that injured Roy Horn of illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy has died.

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The duo said the 17-year-old tiger, Mantecore, died from an illness on March 19.

Horn was injured by the 380lb tiger during a live performance at The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas in 2003.

He said in a statement that he "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".

Horn and partner Siegfried Fischbacher have said they believe that Mantecore sensed Horn was having a mini-stroke and was dragging him to safety rather than attacking him. Animal experts have disputed that theory.

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