A North Texas animal sanctuary where seven big cats died of a viral outbreak last year is the new home for 13 new big cats, including 10 tigers.
A statement by In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center near Dallas says three adult cougars are moving in, along with the 10 adult tigers.
Last summer 22 cats -- lions, tigers and leopards -- tested positive for canine distemper at the height of the outbreak at the Wylie sanctuary. Seven died.
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Experts believe raccoons transferred the virus into the large outdoor cages that house the cats. The 25 cats that survived the outbreak no longer test positive for the virus.