Passing of Genghis

2 July 2017

With much sadness we say farewell to Genghis 

It is with the deepest regret, that we have to inform our visitors about the loss of one of our much loved Tigers.

Genghis, who was fast approaching 20 years old, was put to sleep after his health had recently deteriorated. Keepers had been monitoring his health along with the park vets, and the tough decision to put him to sleep was made today. In the wild the average lifespan of tigers would be 15, so he had done extremely well to reach this age without any health issues until very recently. Genghis will be missed greatly by the tiger keepers and the other keepers at the park, as well as our visitors. Our remaining tiger Bela will live on her own for the meantime, which for tigers is perfectly natural, as they are solitary in the wild. The tiger keepers will continue to give Bela plenty of enrichment, and keep her busy climbing trees and swimming for her food.