Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey will open its new multi-million pound Land of the Tiger attraction in spring 2018.
The specially designed enclosure, featuring Europe’s first overhead trails, will allow guests to wander underneath the tigers and observe these majestic animals in a whole new way – right above their heads.
A family of four endangered Amur tigers will be making the move from their current home in Sweden to live in the Land of the Tiger enclosure. The zoo’s carnivore keepers have been working closely with experts to design a custom-built space for the big cats to thrive in. Eighteen months of meticulous planning and preparation have helped to ensure Land of the Tiger is fit for the world’s largest tiger species to roam.
Russell Bowes, Zoo Operations Director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said of the upcoming arrival: “This is huge news for us here – we’ve been working tirelessly to make sure our tiger quartet will settle in perfectly to their new home and we can’t wait to welcome Olga, Tsar, Kalinka and Kyra to Chessington.
“With three trails connecting three habitats, this is the first enclosure of its kind in Europe, giving the foursome – who, like domestic cats, enjoy surveying their surroundings from up high – the opportunity to roam and explore as they would naturally.”
In conjunction with the new launch, Chessington’s Learn Your Stripes initiative aims to educate visitors about the endangered Amur tiger in an on-going series of activities and events, while also raising funds for the Chessington Conservation Fund (CCF), protecting tigers in the wild.
For more information, opening times and to book tickets go to www.chessington.com