TAMPA, Fla. — Big Cat Rescue in Tampa says one of its residents has died of a broken heart.

The rescue said Zabu the white tiger was euthanized Monday after suffering from kidney failure.

Officials, however, said they believe she died because she was missing Cameron, a lion who was rescued with Zabu in 2004.

The rescue called the cats "Big Cat Rescue's odd couple." It said the two were raised together as a roadside zoo, and its owners had hoped the two would mate so they could sell "liger" cubs.

The rescue fixed the two cats and built a big enclosure for them.

Cameron was put down March 12. 

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