Reply from Mr. Kimmel today ( 6.30.2011) concerning inquiry regarding Tony locked out of his concrete den since yesterday:
“LDWF was able to confirm in a site visit this afternoon that the air conditioning unit within the tiger’s habitat was working and the tiger does have access to the enclosed den area.”
Director, Education and Technical Services Branch
Wildlife Division – LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries
This reply from Bo Boehringer, LDWF Press Secretary:
“Thank you for your message of concern for “Tony” the tiger located at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La.
LDWF was able to confirm in a site visit June 30 that the tiger does have access to the enclosed den area of the habitat provided for the animal. The truck stop staff reported to LDWF staff making the site inspection on Thursday that the tiger was confined to a non-grassy area within the animal’s habitat earlier this week so the grassy area could be mowed.”
Following pictures of Tony taken earlier today courtesy M. Haik. Please continue to support Tony by signing his petitions and voicing your concern for him. See: Your Continued Support For Tony Is Still Needed!! for petition links, contact information and more actions you can take for Tony.