Creating amazing views across the Tiger Trail!

21st March 2018

Each pane of glass weighs over 1 tonne!


You might have caught some sneaky peeks at the brand new Tiger Trail over the past few months. We’ve worked through the winter to transform this naturally luscious area into the perfect home for our Amur Tigers.

This exciting new area isn’t set to open until later this Spring, but we want to give you a sneak peek at what’s been going on.

One question we asked ourselves at the start of this project is how we give our guests a truly wild experience right here on our foot safari. Our solution, to make you feel like you’re exploring the forests of Russia yourself! This is why we’ve included gigantic viewing areas across the trail to make you feel like you’re right there in the tiger’s territory! (but don’t worry, you’re definitely not)

But we didn’t go for just any old windows. These panes of glass are state of the art, multiply, interlayered, toughened pieces of glass. That means no seams, no breaks in the view and of course, incredible strength!

The day these huge pieces of glass finally went in was a nail biter for many of us, but the team of experts were well prepared and extremely experienced in all things glass! Just another day at the office for these guys!

Watch the video below to see the day the glass arrived on site and the tentative moments as it was lifted high over the tiger trail and slowly and carefully lowered into place.

We can’t wait until you and our tigers experience this brand new area! Check back for more information.


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