• Project: Tiger Exibit Expansion
  • Friends Donation: $140,000
  • Completed: Spring 2007

When Misty and Pouncer first arrived in Folsom, rescued from an incredibly abusive situation, FFZS provided $3,500 to upgrade their space to a tiger-safe home. Though legally adequate for tigers, no one affiliated with the zoo sanctuary was happy to keep such large creatures in this limited space. Friends immediately started fundraising to expand the exhibit and double the room for these amazing felines. The expansion area, opened in January, 2007, provides not only more room, but natural dirt floor, platforms and a tunnel access to both areas. (Friends hopes to one day raise funds to create a much larger area near the Canine Complex that will house the tigers.)