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Mayu ♀ - R.I.P. | by Belteshazzar (AKA Harimau Kayu)
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Mayu ♀ - R.I.P.

A female snow leopard, Mayu passed away on the 14th of September 2012. The time of death was 16:45 JST. The incident took place when a zoo keeper was sending on her three cubs to the indoor enclosure through the gate. She abruptly ran into a closing oil-pressured gate and the gate crushed her skull. Mayu gave birth four times and she was the mother of seven cubs. Until her death she had been taking care of three cubs, one male and two female. They have become orphans. But good news is that they have grown up enough to be independent from their mother.

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Taken on September 14, 2012