A birth­day treat for In­grid the tiger

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

WITH the kids off her hands, mum In­grid could cel­e­brate her birth­day in style.

And what bet­ter way than to rip open loads of presents.

But th­ese were of the card­board va­ri­ety as In­grid is an Amur tiger at Port Lympne wild an­i­mal park.

Her sixth birth­day was marked by presents and a card from her keep­ers.

Park spokesman Char­lotte Jones said: “In­grid’s cubs were trans­ferred to an­other park when they were two, the same age that they would leave home in the wild.

“There­fore, Port Lympne keep­ers thought it would be ap­pro­pri­ate to throw her a real birth­day treat to en­joy all by her­self.”

Char­lotte said the birth­day sur­prise was good for In­grid and her part­ner Tu­gar.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment spokesper­son Kerri Watts added: “The en­rich­ment ac­tiv­i­ties help to keep the an­i­mals’ minds ac­tive and as they would be in their nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.”

In­grid sur­veys her birth­day presents be­fore get­ting stuck in to open­ing them

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