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Canine Distemper

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the winter weather continues, a wildlife shelter bounces back from canine distemper, DFW Airport launches automated passport kiosks, and more.

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Employees at a wildlife sanctuary in Wylie say a sixth big cat died out of the blue Sunday night from canine distemper.

Kazuri, a white tiger, had previously tested positive for distemper but wasn’t showing neurological symptoms. In fact, he spent Sunday playing his favorite game, hide and seek, with staffers. Employees say his sudden death most likely resulted from the equivalent of a grand mal seizure.