A private zoo in central Texas wanted to downsize their tiger population and we had room and love to spare. On December 29th it all came together when 4 elderly female tigers arrived that frigid December morning. The team that made this possible was In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, who traveled from Wylie to Seguin, TX to bring Sheena (20), Dolly (18), Kenia (14), and Kamali (13), to Cedarhill. It was a challenge because the tigers were old and frail and sedation could have proved dangerous to their health. Luckily they all reached their destination safely, and without issues.
Upon arriving at Cedarhill, it was observed that Sheena, the elder tiger, suffered from seizures and had extensive prior injuries from her previous home. Sadly their files were mostly in spanish, and didn't leave much information about her conditions. She had several CT scans, and tests run at Mississippi State University, and was found to suffer from seizures triggered from noises, and stress. Sadly, she
passed in June of 2019. She outlived the life expectancy of a tiger living in captivity which is 16 to 20 years old. Sheena was 22 years old and lived a very happy life at Cedarhill. She will forever be missed.