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Mantecore

Tiger That Attacked Roy Horn

Dead at 17

3/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Mantecore -- the white tiger that mauled Roy Horn ... has died after an illness.

The 380-pound tiger severely injured Horn on a Las Vegas stage back in 2003, leaving him partially paralyzed.  Siegfried & Roy claimed then and continues to maintain it was NOT an attack.  Instead, they say, Roy was having a mini-stroke and Mantecore saved his life by dragging him offstage.

Roy says of the tiger, "We spent many hours together and he never failed to bring me great joy and wonderment.  It was my great honor to be beside him at the end.  He is now playing with his siblings in white tiger heaven."

Mantecore was 17.  RIP.

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Jayjay    

At least the animal is finally free

220 days ago
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MariNapp1    

Bye Mantecore so sad

220 days ago
3.

verlinda    

Mantecore contradicted HIV

220 days ago
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TT    

This made it into news?

220 days ago
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zombie    

Sad. Those white tigers are gorgeous creatures. RIP Monty.

220 days ago
6.

Chris    

Tiger steak is quite good when medium rare.

220 days ago
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Ace    

No RAP music in White Tiger Heaven.

220 days ago
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CENSORMVSICK    

...this is sad...

220 days ago
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Sonja    

Whether you agree with the keeping of these animals or not I have to say I give props that even after such an attack their first priority was to make sure that this beautiful animal was not destroyed for doing what tigers do.. and they didn't wait and do it on the sly years later either. They really do seem to love these animals.

220 days ago
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Dead@27    

Siegfried and F@g were the undisputed Queens of Vegas.

220 days ago
11.

kathryn    

Some one said H I V? Sorry to her a that. Just to left people know there is cat H I V. They can can't drink out of the same bowl. Have you cats tested.

220 days ago
12.

H8Kardash    

Atleast now he wont be abused by these two nutcases

220 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Mantecore. Please forgive us for your sad life in captivity.

220 days ago
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She's baaaack    

I don't know which one Mantecore was, but the lion that mauled Roy Horn was named MONTECORE. Assh0les.

220 days ago
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cacophonica    

I find it admirable that they have such a profound love of the tigers. I hope that the tiger was kept in a wild life preserve type of environment but it sounds unlikely. Was it living in their house in Las Vegas?! Then that poor tiger was praying for death, I'm sure...

219 days ago
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