the hague - Five Tigers who have been rescued from a circus in Spain have been given a new place to live thanks to the AAP Foundation. The animals move to a zoo on the English Isle of Wight.
The tigers Antonella, Natasha, Zoppa, Girona and Mondo left Spain on Wednesday evening, where they were taken care of for months in the Spanish AAP reception center.
'This transport is an immense logistical operation. We transport the animals by car, train and ferry to the English island. In addition, the transport must of course also meet the highest animal welfare and safety requirements ', says director David van Gennep of Stichting AAP.
In total, the trip will take about 36 hours; the tigers are expected to arrive at the zoo on Friday morning. A total of 23 EU Member States have imposed a prohibition or restriction on the use of wild animals in circuses. But there is a large reception shortage.