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Tiger World using ‘Christmas with the Claws’ to debut jaguar habitat

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ROCKWELL — Santa Claus will be on hand at Tiger World on Saturday, when the endangered wildlife preserve opens its new jaguar habitat.

Saturday is being dubbed “Christmas With the Claws.” Santa will bring cookies and hand out presents to the animals.

Tiger World is at 4400 Cook Road in Rockwell. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for children 2-17, and $12 for seniors 62 and older. There is no cost for photos with Santa.

The Montezuma Jaquar habitat provides a place for newly rescued jaguar brothers Aztec and Zander to explore terrain that includes a waterfall, climbing structures, rocks and a viewing window from which guests can lounge with the cats.

Incorporated into the exhibit are toys such as a swinging ball and spinning barrel.

Aztec and Zander are Tiger World’s first jaguars since 2013.

Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve is a nonprofit animal conservation and education center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and preservation of exotic animals. It is open to the public for guided and self-guided tours.

Only self-guided tours are available Saturday.

 

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