Ruby The Tiger Statue To Get Overhaul

Roanoke, VA - Visitors to the Mill Mountain Zoo will be missing a favorite sight over the next several weeks as the statue of Ruby the Tiger was loaded up and hauled away for restoration.

The memorial statue honors Ruby, who died in December 2006.

Auto collision specialists, Hannabass and Rowe, is donating the time and material for the refurbishing.

Zoo officials say a prairie dog exhibit will go where the statue sat.

No word where the Ruby statue will reside once it comes back.