A new male Amur tiger arrives
We’ve recently had an exciting arrival on safari. After months of preparation a male tiger began his journey from Banham Zoo in Norfolk to our very own Amur Tiger Trail.
Just over one year ago, the Amur Tiger Trail opened, seeing sister Bira and Sinda finding their feet in this new area. With running streams, mature woodlands and huge ponds, the girls had plenty to explore, as visitors saw as the trail opened.
When we created the Amur Tiger Trail, we definitely had hopes of contributing to the European Breeding Programme, building a space that’s not only perfect for our two adult female tiger, but hopefully cubs too. For this, we needed a male tiger.
After months of talks and preparation, a male tiger was found, a perfect match for our females! Think Tinder profiles, but much more scientific!
Kuzma, the lucky boy, is taking a gap year here in Merseyside. He’ll be staying with us for around a year, getting to know the area, meeting our two girls, and hopefully helping the population of Amur tigers by bringing some adorable tiger cubs into the world.
Our carnivore keepers travelled with him from Norfolk, where he arrived safely on a rainy afternoon. With our state of the art tiger dens, moving a tiger is safe and secure. We’re able to separate the male from the females to give him time to settle in, while still being able to see eachother.
Since his arrival Kuzma has been exploring into the woodland, found his favourite spot and even met a few of our visitors up close! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Amur Tiger population at Knowsley Safari.