Twycross Zoo is eagerly awaiting the arrival of two ‘roarsome’ new residents, Jahly and Sialang, a pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers, who will be arriving on 13 July, just in time for the summer holidays.
The beautiful big cats, both two years old, will move into separate accommodation in their brand new, state-of-the-art, £multi-million habitat which at 3,000m² is one of the largest Sumatran tiger habitats to have ever been built in the UK.
Very soon the two will be able to explore their spacious new home which features multiple hot rocks to provide extra comfort and to mimic the warmth of their native Indonesia as well as two outdoor pools, the perfect addition due to the species’ love of water!
With plenty of viewing areas for visitors, a bespoke glass tunnel will provide the WOW that all visitors want to experience with the chance to see both tigers up close like never before, as they walk around and over so families can see these critically endangered beauties from all angles.
The arrival of Sumatran tigers at Twycross zoo is crucial for the European breeding programme working collaboratively to contribute to preserving the wild population which currently consists of less than 400 individuals left in Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s also the first time in 15 years that the zoo will have had resident tigers with them.
For more information or to buy tickets to visit the new residents visit www.twycrosszoo.org.