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 morning at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary. The glue that made this possible was the transport team from In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center who traveled from Wylie to Seguin, TX to load Sheena (20) Dolly (18), Kenia (14), and Kamali (13), into their rolling cages and drive all night to Cedarhill. It was a challenging proposition because the tigers were old and frail and sedation could have proved dangerous to their health. Scheduling the expedition also required that staff from both In-Sync and Cedarhill devote time long reserved for family holidays to picking up the old tigers and getting everything ready for them at their new forever home.
Sheena 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 at Cedarhill.