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Esso tiger makes its new home in Lincolnshire

The original Esso Tiger settling in at Langworth, Lincolnshire EMN-140704-120917001

The original Esso Tiger settling in at Langworth, Lincolnshire EMN-140704-120917001

Two new residents have arrived at a local wildlife park in time for the Easter holidays.

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park welcomed two tigers to their site on the edge of Newball Wood near Langworth last week.

Eighteen-year-old Tango, a former Esso advert tiger, had been earmarked for destruction in Belgium along with his partner, eight-year-old Julia, after the two tigers were seized from a German circus last year.

Mr Mumby, director of the Woodside, said the pair arrived safely and went straight to bed after their long journey.

“They are doing really well,” he said.

“They’ve had a long journey and just like us humans, they get tired, so they went straight to bed when they got here.”

The pair can now be seen in their new purpose built enclosure at Woodside.

It has taken more than six months and £250,000 to secure the two tigers, but Mr Mumby said it had been worth the cost.

“There are no other tigers in Lincolnshire on view to the public,” he added.

“It’s great for the people of Lincolnshire to be able to come and learn about them.”

Other newcomers to Woodside this season are two Siberian Lynx - Linus and Isabelle.

And the park is also home to four white wolves, as well as many other birds and animals.

And, of course, there are also regular pig racing events to add to the fun.

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park is open seven days a week.

For more information call 01522 754280 or log on to www.woodsidefalconry.com

 

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