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Virus kills 7th big cat at sanctuary

WYLIE, Texas — A Siberian tiger described as the ‘‘soul’’ of a North Texas animal sanctuary became the seventh big cat to die during an outbreak of a fatal virus, a spokeswoman for the refuge said Monday.

Tacoma, who was 13 years old and weighed in excess of 400 pounds, died Sunday night at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in the Dallas suburb of Wylie. Spokeswoman Lisa Williams said Tacoma was the sixth tiger killed by canine distemper. A lioness also has died.

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