Nashville Zoo is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new Sumatran tiger exhibit, Tiger Crossroads. This enhanced exhibit features four-year-old female Sumatran tigers, a new indoor viewing area for guests and a renovated bridge overlooking the habitat.
The tiger exhibit features a stream and wading pool for these water-loving tigers, a training wall for guests to watch target training demonstrations and interactive educational displays to teach people how they can help save this species.
Sumatran tigers are native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. They are the smallest surviving tiger subspecies, listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, with less than 400 of them left in the wild.
Nashville Zoo President and CEO Rick Schwartz, Nashville Mayor David Briley and Nashville Zoo Board Chair Julie W. Walker will speak at the Tiger Crossroads ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Friday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Zoo staff will meet media at the Croft Center lobby at 9 a.m.
If you would like to attend, please contact:
(615) 833-1534 ext. 132
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. The Zoo attracts more than 1,000,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit nashvillezoo.org.