Adoptions are an ideal way of helping save some of the rarest cats in the world, whether it be the smallest wild cat, the Sri Lankan rusty spotted cat, the rarest of all big cats, the Amur leopard or the largest of big cats, the magnificent Amur tiger.
Adopting helps with the cats husbandry, including food and veterinary care when required.
As an adopter you are able to visit on one of the Supporters Afternoons run throughout the year, (one visit per 12 month adoption period); where you will be able to tour our site at your leisure, enjoy talks from the keepers followed by light refreshments. There is also the opportunity of bringing up to 4 guests for a suggested donation of £25 each.
Narnia was born in French circus; she needed a home so came to live at Paradise Wildlife Park as a partner for resident their Amur tiger Rocky. They are no longer able to live together, so Narnia came to WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary.
Narnia very quickly became a firm favourite with guests. She is very happy to participate in photography workshops and loves to drape herself over the platform in the perfect pose. She can be a naughty madam and likes to chew at the mesh and wind up Nias who lives in the enclosure next to her own. The worst habit she has at present is having a poo in her pond, which the keepers then have to fish out!
Very interactive, she loves to destroy cardboard boxes, chase boomer balls and play tug of war with her food. A fantastic cat who is also a very important ambassador for us in helping the educate guests about the dangers of breeding white tigers and the subsequent health defects that can occur.
White tigers are white Bengal’s, they are not albino (they have blue eyes), are not a separate subspecies and are born to tigers that carry an unusual double recessive gene causing the lack of pigmentation. Rarely seen in the wild (1 in approx. every 10,000) and only seen in the Bengal tiger subspecies.
The white tiger origin was recorded in India during the start of the Mughal period from 1556 to 1605 A.D, with the last sighting of a white Bengal tiger in the wild in Rewa (Central India) on 27, May 1951. This male tiger was captured by the Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa and named Mohan – it is from this animal that all white tigers in captivity today are descended.