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Tigers are coming to Twycross Zoo for the first time in 15 years

Two tigers will be arriving at Twycross Zoo for the first time in 15 years Credit: ITV News Central

Tigers are coming to Twycross Zoo for the first time in 15 years.

Two Sumatran tigers, a male and a female, Sialang and Jahly will be arriving in the next couple of weeks from France.

The Sumatran tigers are native to Indonesia and keepers have created a special enclosure to mimic their natural habitat.

As well as a new attraction for the zoo, it is a conservation project because in the wild, Sumatran tigers are critically endangered.

There are only 400 on the island of Sumatra, the only place in the world where they are found.

Two Sumatran tigers will be calling this enclosure their home in the summer Credit: ITV News Central

The new enclosure where the tigers live is the size of almost half a football pitch.

It includes a pool, heated rocks and a glass walkway where visitors will be able to have closer look at the tigers.

The enclosure will be open to the public on Saturday 13th July.

A walk through of what the new enclosure will look like at Twycross Zoo

With two years in the planning and 6 months of building works we are very excited to welcome visitors to meet Jahly and Sialang and explore their new habitat this summer.

– Karen Clarke, Chief Operating Officer at Twycross Zoo