We have a male critically endangered Sumatran Tiger called Kubu. Sadly we lost our female Tiger, Dua in August 2023. She passed away at 19 years of age. The team at Thrigby is profoundly saddened by this loss. We hope to announce news of an exciting new arrival in the coming months.
This tiger subspecies is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist today. In 1978, experts estimated the population of Sumatran tigers at 1,000.
Look up into the trees and you might spot our endangered Red Pandas sleeping on a branch, or climbing and exploring.The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat with a bear-like body and thick russet fur. The belly and limbs are black, and there are white markings on the side of the head and above its small eyes.
Our pair of Snow Leopards are called Nima and Mohan. In 2015 they successfully raised two male cubs called Jamir and Jamal. The cubs have recently moved on from Thrigby as part of the European Breeding Programme.
Of all the leopards, the Amur leopard is the most critically endangered. Our male has recently moved to another Zoo as part of the European Breeding Programme. Our female is called Korea and alongside her in the enclosure are her 3 female cubs that were born in 2018. With only 70 adults left in the wild, the Amur Leopard could be the most endangered big cat on Earth.
Clouded leopards are two species of wild cat that live throughout the forests of Southeast Asia. The smallest of the big cats, they are secretive and rare in the wild. Our Male Clouded Leopard is called Nimbus and he was bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Meerkats are comical, sociable animals. You will be able to watch our group basking in the sunshine, foraging for food and grooming. You will also be able to see the one that is acting as 'Sentry'. They will be standing on their hind legs, keeping a look out and alerting the others to any potential danger.
You will see both Siamang Gibbons and White Handed Gibbons at Thrigby. Listen out for their loud whoops and howls when they call to each other. The Gibbons breed well here so look out for the youngsters and see if you can spot a small baby clinging on to their Mothers front. You will be amazed at their acrobatic skills as they leap from branch to branch.
Oriental small-clawed otters are the smallest otter species. They have dark brown fur across their backs and cream fur along their fronts and faces. Their paws are not fully webbed, like most otters, making them more dextrous.
Alligators & Crocodiles
Visit our Swamp House to see our collection of American Alligators and Mugger Crocodiles and the infamous Salt Water Crocodiles. Are you brave enough to walk over the wobbly bridge that crosses the Crocodile infested waters?
Explore the Swamp House and Forest House to discover our collection of reptiles. You will find Reticulated Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Green Tree Pythons, Short Tailed Pythons, Gecko, Asian Water Dragons and Mangrove Snakes.
Discover our wide variety of birds and waterfowl. In our Walk Through Aviary you will find Painted Storks, Sacred Ibis, Fulvous and Mandarin Ducks. In the Pool Garden you will find Owls, Hornbills and Moluccan Cockatoos. Enjoy a walk through the Willow Pattern Garden and over the Lake Bridges to see White Storks, Cranes and Geese.