Jackson Zoo gets new tiger exhibit

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Jackson Zoo’s new Sumatran Tiger exhibit a new outdoor space with trees, a waterfalls and a pool is scheduled to open March 13 for the attraction’s trio of the big cats.

The exhibit will offer 8,000 square feet of roaming space for tiger littermates Kipling, Taymor and Emerson, who are the zoo’s most popular draws.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the new exhibit includes containment fencing at a height of 17 feet, an 1,800-square-foot holding facility and more than 10 times the space of the tigers’ current exhibit. It can accommodate up to five tigers.