Work is now progressing well on our major new enclosure for our pair of Malaysian Tigers, the only ones of their kind in the UK. Finishing touches are being done to the pool, waterfall and rock-work, plus the interior of the attached interpretation area. The tigers themselves have a great view of all the works going on, and have developed into relaxed and well-settled animals. North-Eastern Plant are starting work on the fencing and landscaping this week, and we hope that the whole area of 'Tiger-Falls' will be open to visitors for 'International Tiger Day' on 29th July, or soon after - for the summer school holidays.
Our largest purpose-built habitat, 'Tiger-Falls' covers 2500 square meters and includes the tiger house with indoor viewing into the main den and off-show dens for isolation and cub-rearing, and holding runs connecting to the main large enclosure. With grassed and planted areas, this also has a brand new cliff-face with waterfall and pool. Viewing windows will give great views of the pool and grassy areas, from the covered interpretation area.
We would like to thank our partners in this exciting development, 'Koda Creative' and 'North Eastern Plant' - who with Hamerton Zoo Park staff have helped bring the project together for a fraction of the cost of similar exhibits in other Zoos.