Sumatran Tigers at Twycross Zoo – Review
We were delighted to be invited to see the beautiful but critically endangered Sumatran Tigers at Twycross Zoo.
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.
The main threats to the wild populations include:
- Poaching for their bones, fur and whiskers for medicine and trophy.
- Human-wildlife conflict, where tigers and humans are encroaching areas towards each other.
- Habitat loss, due to agricultural land use.
- Climate change which affects the movement and location of tiger prey species.
Visitors will be able to meet two ‘roarsome’ new residents, Jahly and Sialang, just in time for the Summer Holidays.
The beautiful big cats, both three years old, will move into separate accommodation in their brand new, state-of-the-art, multi-million-pound habitat which at 3,000m² is one of the largest Sumatran Tiger habitats to have ever been built in the UK.
It is an amazing space for both tigers to cohabit in. 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 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.
There is so much to see and do at Twycross, it is always on our list to visit over the summer holidays. Book your visit now at Twycross Zoo.