Tiger den makeover

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Work has started on an extension of the internal tiger dens.

Big cat keepers and the zoo’s development team have already filled five skips of rubble as they’ve cleared the off-show area and removed sandstone walls to free space to build larger internal dens.

The new layout will include a cubbing den and run-through, allowing Daseep and Joao straight access to their outdoor enclosure from each indoor room.

Team Leader, Jay Haywood – pictured right with development team member, Connor Waldron – said: “This extension will improve the indoor area for the tigers, as well as making access to the dens easier for us.”