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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Mourns Loss Of Much-Loved Tiger Antonella

Photo by Chris Boyce

The Isle of Wight's Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is mourning the loss of its much-loved tiger, Antonella.

She arrived at the Sandown-based facility in 2018, with her friends Zoppa and Natasha, and remained a popular figure.

(Photo by Chris Boyce)

Paying tribute, the sanctuary said:

"It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our beloved tigress Antonella. Originally rescued from a circus, Antonella arrived at the sanctuary in June 2018 with her friends Zoppa and Natasha.

"Very few words do justice to Antonella, she was a phenomenal Tiger, such beauty, such strength and unrivalled intelligence. A huge loss for us all.

"Antonella was 17 years old, which is a great age to reach, especially following the trauma she suffered in her earlier life. We take comfort in the fact she enjoyed a life of luxury during her years with us and we are honoured to have been given the time we had to get to know such an amazing animal."

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our beloved tigress Antonella. Originally rescued from...

Posted by The Wildheart Trust on Thursday, June 16, 2022