Tigers at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary
We have four tigers here at the Sanctuary, Natasha and Zoppa and Softi and Toph.
Softi and Toph, two female tigers who arrived here in April 2023, have had incredibly tragic lives thus far. Bred in captivity in Italy, and then in October 2019 they were found in small crates in the back of a horse box starving, dehydrated, and covered in excrement bound for Russia to fates unknown. They were confiscated at the Belarussian border and were cared initially at a Sanctuary in Spain, run by our partners, Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP).
We also have two female tigers who came to The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary in 2018 having been rescued from a travelling circus in Spain by our rescue partner AAP. They were forced to live in cramped and barbaric conditions and were given up by the circus before coming to live with us in their forever home at our Sanctuary.
We focus on excellent animal welfare; offering a safe forever home to abused individuals; conservation by protecting areas of natural tiger habitat in the wild, and education by inspiring you, our wonderful visitors, to care about efforts to protect them.
Meet Zoppa, Natasha, Softi and Toph below…