Marwell Zoo have this morning announced the death of their cheetah, named Tano.
In a post on social media, they said: "He recently developed some persistent health issues which were being managed by our veterinarians and animal care team".
"However, over the last few days his quality of life deteriorated and the difficult decision was made to euthanise him".
Tano was eight years old and arrived at Marwell from Landau Zoo in Germany with his brother Jabal in 2014.
Tano's enclosure will now be renovated for the zoo's serval pair, Jinx and Hex, to move in soon.