The new structures will give them the scope to survey their territory and give visitors a chance to get even closer at eye-to-eye level. The innovative park, home to a family of endangered Amur Tigers enchanced their two-acre Land of the Tiger home with the added platforms donated by KLE Sign Solutions of Doncaster.
“They are a perfect addition to an already fantastic habitat for our Amur tigers,”said Simon Marsh, head of animal collections at the park in Branton just outside Doncaster. He added: “It is one of the biggest Amur Tiger reserves in the country and has been designed to give them a stimulating and spacious environment. In the wild, tigers use elevated positions as vantage points to look out across their territory to find prey. With these new platforms, they get an even better view and our visitors will benefit with an eye-to-eye view of the tigers.”Simon Marsh - Animal Collection Manager
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises funds for the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance, which is working in the wild to save these big cats from extinction. The Foundation is also funding a rescue and rehabilitation centre for young tigers in their homeland, Russia.
YWP Tigers Vladimir and Tschuna produced three healthy cubs earlier this year as part of a conservation breeding programme. “YWP is an amazing experience for its visitors and is founded on great ethics and the work of dedicated people,” said Gareth Walton, Managing Director of KLE. “To be part of their efforts by donating the platforms gives us all a treat sense of achievement.
“It isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to give something back so we are delighted to help.” YWP, which puts conservation at the heart of all its activities, offers visitors a magical walk through experience giving unrivaled access to some of the world’s most rare and beautiful species.
The unique animal collection includes Lions, Giraffes, the country’s only four Polar Bears, Meerkats and many many more.
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