We are saddened to announce the death of Sumatran tiger, Indah
Howletts Wild Animal Park is saddened to announce the death of Indah, our 12 year old female Sumatran tiger.
Howletts Carnivore Keepers and our team of vets have been treating Indah for advanced osteoarthritis, since late 2016.
The dedicated vet team at the wild animal park worked in conjunction with a leading orthopaedic surgeon to give her specialist care.
Over the past few weeks Indah’s condition worsened considerably and although we did as much as we could to help her condition, she was in obvious pain that we could not control.
Following numerous evaluations and discussions, our Animal Director, Vet Team and Keepers made the difficult decision to euthanise Indah. This was the most necessary and humane course of action.
Indah was a very special animal, born in 2005 at Dudley Zoo, UK; she arrived at Howletts Wild Animal Park from Dudley, as part of a breeding programme in 2006.
She had a lovely character and was a favourite with visitors and staff alike. She had a very special bond with Amir our male Sumatran tiger. The pair would always enjoy a good head rub in the morning and they enjoyed nothing more than sitting out on the high platform in their enclosure, soaking up the sunshine.
We are sure that our visitors and supporters will be as saddened by this news as we are. Please do share your images of the beautiful Indah with us on our Howletts Facebook pageVisit Facebook