Chessington to open Land of the Tiger

Chessington World of Adventures Resort will open a multimillion-pound enclosure in spring, which will be the first in Europe to include overhead trails for tigers.

Called The Land of the Tiger, the enclosure will welcome a family of four endangered Amur Tigers, who will move to the Surrey resort from Sweden.

Guests can also ride a log flume called Tiger Rock, and join the carnivore keepers for tiger experiences.

Russell Bowes, zoo operations director, said: “We’ve been working tirelessly to make sure our tiger quartet will settle in perfectly to their new home and we can’t wait to welcome Olga, Tsar, Kalinka and Kyra to Chessington.

“With three trails connecting three habitats, this is the first enclosure of its kind in Europe, giving the foursome – who, like domestic cats, enjoy surveying their surroundings from up high – the opportunity to roam and explore as they would naturally.”

The Land of the Tiger launch will be accompanied by the unveiling of four new tiger-themed rooms in the Chessington Safari Hotel.