Simi the tiger
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Simi the tiger explores new home at Isle of Wight Zoo

A former circus tiger which waited two years to be imported to the Isle of Wight Zoo has arrived on the island.

Simi's plight was described as a "bureaucratic log jam" by MP Andrew Turner at Prime Minister's Questions in September.

The eight-year-old female had been in Belgium awaiting transportation after being seized in Germany on welfare grounds.

A spokeswoman for the zoo said she would have a "lifelong home" there.

  • 18 Jan 2016