Donor gives zoo $1 million for tiger habitat
BRIDGEPORT - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's fundraising efforts to create a new habitat for its family of Amur tigers received a huge boost with a $1,000,000 donation from longtime zoo supporter, Pamela Hope Kochiss-Werth, said zoo director Gregg Dancho. After the birth of four endangered Amur tiger cubs in November, 2017, two of which survived, the zoo began a campaign to create a new, more spacious home for its valuable tigers. Kochiss-Werth stepped forward with a birthday check for the two female tigers, Reka and Zeya, earmarked for a new tiger habitat. The zoo celebrated the cubs' first birthday on Sunday. "The existing tiger habitat was built several decades ago and has been on our wish list to expand and renovate.
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