Popular leopard Nadia at Zoo Boise euthanized due to poor health

Popular leopard Nadia at Zoo Boise euthanized due to poor health

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A visitor favorite at Zoo Boise has passed away.

Officials at the zoo said Monday that Nadia the Amur leopard, was euthanized after her health had quickly declined in the last few days. She did not respond to treatment. Two years ago, the leopard was diagnosed with chronic renal failure.

The leopard was 19 years old and had been at the zoo since 1998.

 "Nadia's quality of life had declined to the point where euthanasia was the proper thing to do.  The Amur leopard has been one of the most popular animals at Zoo Boise.  Everyone at the zoo is very saddened by her passing," said Steve Burns, Zoo Boise's director.