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was completed this year with the opening of a brand-new, open-air tiger enclosure for the zoo's four tigers: females Moksha, Rajani and males Hobbs and Indy. The tiger pen is impressive, a 12,000 square- foot space surrounded by 16-foot-high chain- link fencing anchored by 4-foot footings. "It would take a month for a cat to dig out," Sammut jokes. "We'd definitely notice that." The pen contains what is quite possibly one of the world's largest examples of cat climbing furni- ture, a 30-foot high structure with convenient, shady lazing spots high above the ground. There's also a big pond for the tigers to splash around in. "It's bigger than we intended," the owner chuckles. "I got carried away with the backhoe." Next up in the planning is a similar, 16,000 square-foot enclosure for the lions. 140 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • H O L I D A Y 2 0 1 5 The r ecently completed tiger pen includes a 30-foot-tall climbing to wer and plenty of space for the Zoo's two male tigers, and two female Bengals Moksha and Taj (seen her e) who arriv ed at the Zoo as babies in 2012.

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