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Las Vegas: Tiger that injured Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies at 17
Las Vegas: Tiger that injured Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies at 17

The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer’s life has died. Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried & Roy in thousands of shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas, died March 19 after a brief illness. He was 17. The tiger gained worldwide notoriety on Oct. 3, 2003, when he sank his teeth into Horn’s neck and dragged him off the stage during a performance. Horn, who suffered extensive blood loss, also suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.  Neither Horn nor his performing partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, ever blamed the...

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