MONCTON, NB – Sad news from the Magnetic Hill Zoo.
A 15-year-old female cougar named Squeak passed away suddenly yesterday.
Zoo general manager Bruce Dougan says the animal will be sorely missed by staff.
“She had a tendency to talk to you, when you would talk to her she would squeak back and that’s where she got her name. She was very friendly, a great animal with a wonderful personality.”
Dougan says a necropsy showed that she died of an infection from a growth that had never been detected.
Squeak leaves behind her exhibit mate, Lee, who is still in good health.