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Bengal tiger brothers Mahesha and Rishi were introduced at the Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton on Wednesday morning. Video produced by Justin Odendhal

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Officials have euthanized the Siberian tiger at South Jersey’s Cape May County Zoo.

Rocky died Saturday and was 16 years old.

The tiger was born at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson in 2001 and underwent treatment for cancer in 2014. Rocky was deemed cancer-free after six months of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries.

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Officials say Rocky started having difficulty walking last week after having problems with his hips and hind legs. Officials say he was euthanized because of quality of life issues.

Rocky was buried in the zoo courtyard next to Numar, the lion.

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