Goodbye Aleena

Fri 19th April

Goodbye Aleena

Today, with heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of Aleena, one of our majestic endangered Amur tigers.  After being off her food for a couple of days, our team and specialist vet took the decision to investigate further. Blood tests taken on the 16th April indicated untreatable chronic kidney failure. The team then made the difficult decision to put her to sleep on Tuesday 16th April.

Aleena, a beloved member of our zoo family since her arrival from The Big Cat Sanctuary in 2013, lived a full life alongside her sister Siberia here at Hertfordshire Zoo. She played a vital role in our conservation efforts and served as an ambassador for her species as only 1000 Amur tigers remain in the world, helping to raise awareness about the species.

Visitors from all over have been captivated by Aleena’s grace and the conservation stories she helped to tell. She was a cherished subject in our educational programs, engaging children and adults alike in the importance of wildlife conservation and habitat protection.

At Hertfordshire Zoo, we continue to support WildCats Conservation Alliance who are on a mission to save wild tigers and Amur leopards for future generations by raising awareness of their status and funding carefully chosen conservation projects in the wild.

We thank you for your sympathy during this time and encourage you to share your memories of Aleena on our social media channels. Hertfordshire Zoo is not just a place to see exotic animals; it’s a community that comes together in times of joy and sorrow, united by a love for nature and a passion for protecting it.



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