Our new South East Asia Jungle Track Lowlands habitat for tigers and otters is fast transforming!
Next summer when it opens, you and your whanau and friends will be able to immerse yourselves in this stunning environment that will be home to two young Sumatran tigers (a male and female) and our raft of Asian small-clawed otters.
The tigers’ outside caves, built into the habitat’s rockface, are almost complete. The viewing shelter is about to get its roof on, and its glass windows will be installed over summer. It’s here you’ll come face-to-face with these water-loving big cats at their waterfall, swimming pool and beach area. Soon to begin, is planting in the lowlands and high ridge areas of this habitat. From bamboo stands to broadleaf species and other flora, the design and landscaping is all about giving our tigers plenty of choice, and enabling them to be and behave as they would in the wild – be it sleeping in the shade or sun, staying dry, resting in a cave, swimming, or leaping up a 7m high climbing tree to retrieve some kai!