Endangered Amur tiger arrives at Marwell!

We’ve welcomed a new companion for our male Amur tiger, Bagai!

The three-year-old female tiger arrived yesterday from Hodonin Zoo, Czech Republic.

Valentina is settling into her new home well and she’s already had some positive interaction with Bagai.

Ian Goodwin, Animal Collection Manager at Marwell, said: “We are excited to welcome Valentina to Marwell. She’s settling into her new home well and she’s had some positive interaction with Bagai with lots of sniffing and chuffing through the fence. Valentina is a young animal and we hope one day that she may mother cubs to help secure the future of this species.”

Amur tigers, found in the Russian far east and north-eastern China, are endangered with less than 500 believed to remain in the wild due to extensive habitat loss and poaching.

Make sure you give her a warm welcome on your next visit!