Kisa the Amur tiger will be getting a new habitat at The Detroit Zoo.
This is thanks to a $1 million dollar gift from the Richard C. Devereaux Foundation.
“The Detroit Zoo is one of my favorite places on earth, and I think tigers are the most magnificent of all creatures,” said Leslie Devereaux. “It brings me great pride to be able to support both an organization and a species that I hold so dear to my heart.”
The new habitat will be called “The Devereaux Tiger Forest.” Improvements to the habitat will include tripling the size of the current habitat, giving the tigers more room to move around. There will also be high vantage points, a cave, waterfall, and pool.
Guests of the zoo will also have more places to view the tigers, including an 85 foot-long acrylic window.
“This generous gift will help us provide the tigers with a larger and more complex space in which to live,” said Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan. “Leslie Devereaux has been a tremendous supporter of the zoo for many years, and we are incredibly appreciative of this gift.”
Construction on the tiger habitat will begin in 2017 and will take around a year to complete.