Two rare Sumatran tigers are beginning a new life in Kent after retiring to the country from London Zoo. Raika and Lumpur are being cared for at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden, after a long an illustrious career entertaining the crowds in the big smoke.
Both needed health checks before they travelled. Eyes, ears, chest - and of course, their razor-sharp teeth. Not surprisingly, the medics at London Zoo knocked them out with an anaesthetic before they got to work.
Keepers say Raika and Lumpur are settling in well to their new surroundings in Smarden. Andrea Thomas has been given exclusive access to meet them - and she even got to hand feed one of the tigers. Click on the link below to see her report.