Sacramento Zoo reports the death of the oldest Geoffrey’s cat in captivity; Sabrina was 24 years old. Already coping with arthritis and cataracts, veterinarians detected a cancer in her jaw in March. Due to her advanced age, she did not receive aggressive treatment for the cancer but was medicated to keep her comfortable. Keepers and veterinarians monitored Sabrina closely, but it was only a matter of time before the progressive disease took its toll. Her condition worsened quickly and after thoughtful discussion between animal care, Zoo administrators and veterinary staff, the decision was made to euthanize Sabrina to prevent her from suffering.
“She was a great animal and she was a part of our zoo family for so long,” Harrison Edell, Zoo Curator said. “It has been especially hard for staff members who have worked with this particular cat for so many years to see her health deteriorate, and we feel confident in our decision to euthanize her before she suffered.” he said.
Many Sacramento Zoo visitors have enjoyed seeing Sabrina over the years, and she will be missed.
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Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.00; children ages 3-12 are $7.00 and two and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.com.