Tiger swimming lessons are a roaring success
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Sumatran tiger escapes the heat in custom-pool at ZSL London Zoo
Jae Jae, a male Sumatran tiger, has been making the most of the summer heat-wave with swimming lessons at ZSL London Zoo.
Jae Jae could often be spotted relaxing in the cool waters of his custom-built pool, but in a bid to make the most of his incredible muscles, keepers wanted Jae Jae to try out the tiger-paddle.
Zookeepers devised a special raft that could be topped with yummy meat treats to entice the 130kg big cat in to the water as part of his daily enrichment.
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Find out more about life behind-the-scenes at ZSL London Zoo on ITV documentary, The Zoo . The third and final episode airs this Wednesday (24 July) at 8:00pm.