Sydney’s ‘stunning’ tiger sightings: ‘It’s really special’
Posted December 08, 2018 14:23:17 “It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me,” said Sydney Zoo director Steve Johnson.
“It really is, the tiger has a name.
It’s the only time you’ll see a tiger named after a person.”
Mr Johnson, who was on a media tour of the zoo’s enclosure with the media, said it was his first sighting of a tiger in the wild and the “stunning” sight of the tiger on the zoo grounds.
“I was at the end of the park, at the corner of the parking lot, and I was looking up and I just couldn’t believe it,” Mr Johnson said.
“You’ve got these beautiful little tigers running around the park.
They’re just so majestic.”
The zoo is now taking on a new identity as a conservation and conservation education centre.
Mr Johnson described the tiger as “the most charismatic animal we’ve ever had in the zoo”.
He said he had not seen a single tiger that resembled a man or a lion in the enclosure since he arrived.
Mr Johnsons daughter, Tiffany, was with him on the tour.
“Tiffany was at a point where she was going to go home and I think she was thinking, ‘What if I don’t see the tiger, will it be okay?'” he said.