The new tiger habitat will open at Hertfordshire's number 1 Zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park.
After much anticipation, the Land of the Tigers habitat will be opening at Paradise Wildlife Park on the 3rd of October 2020. We want to take this opportunity to say thank-you for our supporters’ and visitors’ patience during the last few months. We are sure that you will not be disappointed and will be worth the wait!
In the wild, Amur Tigers are constantly under threat due to negative human impacts, including habitat destruction, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and many other issues. Paradise’s Land of the Tigers habitat focuses on the illegal logging trade where the unsustainable and unlicensed mass destruction of forest leaves the wild Amur Tiger endangered to extinction (as classified by the ICUN.) Paradise has structured the new habitat around themed shipping containers that would be comparable to those used to transport chopped down trees within the illegal logging trade. Not only does Paradise want Land of the Tigers to be a fun day out for the family but also a tool to help raise awareness for Aleena and Siberia’s wild cousins who are struggling in the wild.
The Land of the Tigers habitat will be the first of its kind in the UK. No other Amur tiger habitat in the UK features a pool deep enough for both tigers to be fully submerged under water. Moreover, we have built a viewing area where you can come face to face with our beautiful tigers while they swim. This has never been done for the Amur tiger in the UK and we cannot wait to give you this totally unique experience.
Aleena and Siberia are sisters and were born at Paradise’s sister site The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. The two sisters were then brought to Paradise in 2013 when they were just over a year old. Since then they have outgrown their previous habitat so the team at Paradise decided to build them a totally new home, complete with expanded space, a brand new off and on show den and even a pool!
You will be able to view the move & the tigers, Aleena & Siberia being let out for the first time into their new habitat on a new TV series coming to you soon called “One Zoo Three”. One Zoo Three features the team at Paradise Wildlife Park and the extraordinary and hilarious lives of Tyler, Cam and Aaron as they live and work at their family zoo. The children’s series will air on CBBC and BBC iPlayer in the coming weeks.
Paradise CEO Lynn Whitnall had this to say:
“We are very excited to be developing our tiger habitat in 2020. This will be the second brand new habitat in as many years following the success of our Lion Pride Lands. Land of the Tigers will bring visitors closer to our beautiful tigers than ever before through the incredible underwater viewing part of the habitat. Amur tigers are endangered, so we hope for the patter of tiny paws in the years to come to further contribute to the European Breeding Programmes and continue to show our charities contribution to conservation both in the UK and around the world.”
Paradise is also home to 800 animals, including 10 individual big cats, the largest anaconda on display in the UK and a bespoke World of Dinosaurs, complete with 30 motion sensored dinosaurs! Paradise is the perfect day out for the family. Gather your loved ones for an experience like never before at Land of the Tigers to create memories that will last a lifetime.