She jumped up to greet me and came up to my knee. Buses 2, 3 and 8 serve Sandown, and timetable information can … It was very funny to watch.

Cloudflare Ray ID: 5e886b4b48a00a60 She’s had a great life!! so sad , must be heartbreaking for the staff, I am so sorry to hear that my heart goes out to the staff who looks after her at the zoo she will be sadly missed when her time comes. • Car Parking - There is ample car parking in front of the Isle of Wight Zoo. With her signature scrubbed off nose and cheery chuffs she took me captive from day one. • All is said to be peaceful and Aysha is content resting, mostly in her bedroom.
UPDATE THURSDAY @ 12:40 – The Isle of Wight Zoo has confirmed that Aysha died last night at the age of 21. You can also now send us Anonymous Tip-Offs. “Aysha was full of joyful energy and although much smaller than her brother, Diamond, she used to boss him around. Aysha and her brother Diamond came to the Isle of Wight Zoo in the Autumn of 1998 when they were just 3 months old. Staff at the Isle of Wight Zoo were hit with devastating news yesterday afternoon after it was announced one of their tigers had lost its fight to kidney disease. We were all fortunate enough to meet her and now she leaves a smiley, stripy scar on those same hearts.”. CASINOS, WORK AND VIDEOS, WHAT DOES 5G MEAN FOR WIGHT? Saying hello to her and getting a friendly ‘chuff’ has been a vital and very engaging part of the visit for so many. In the wild their life expectancy would be much lower. She would sneak up behind him and sweep his back legs from under him. She sparkled and shone her way into each and every heart. She would stop whatever she was doing and run over to see us, chuffing and rubbing her head along the fence. Your IP: Aysha has lived at the Isle of Wight Zoo since she was just 3 months old. So sad I went to see her when I was on holiday over there r I p. We were so sad to hear that Aysha has died. The Isle of Wight Zoo is a well-established, popular wildlife centre based on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. Charlotte Corney, founder of the Isle of Wight Zoo, reared Aysha from a cub and is with her 24/7 to keep her company and to monitor her condition. If you have a news story that you think we should know about, then get in touch. 01983 403883 | Island Echo is a member of the Independent Community News Network. Tracy Dove, the Zoo’s Education Manager, comments: “Schools used to love that Aysha would see or hear them coming down to her enclosure. The Isle of Wight Zoo are this week preparing for the death of their 21-year-old tiger, Aysha. You must all be heartbroken. ♥. Company Number: 10238727, Registered Charity Number: 1171144. Aysha and her brother Diamond came to the Isle of Wight Zoo in the Autumn of 1998 when they were just 3 months old. Good bye aysha RIP. Following many years under private ownership, it is the Island’s original zoo and is well-loved by the local community and widely visited by residents as well as tourists. She would happily chuff into the microphone and broadcast her thoughts to the entire audience.”, I would say leave her be, she doesn’t need crowds at this time of her journey. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

Our thoughts go out to all those working at the zoo who will be devastated by the loss of Diamond. Telephone: 01983 898288 WIGHTLINK SUPPORTS THE ISLE OF WIGHT’S LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN, ISLE OF WIGHT NAMED BEST DESTINATION FOR AUTUMN, I confirm that I'd like to receive email communication from Island Echo and I consent to my data being stored (click here for privacy policy), Isle of Wight Gritting Routes and Winter Maintenance. However, you can be happy that she was given a very loving home with wonderful carers. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. That’s right let her go peacefully! Due to the special relationship that this iconic tiger has with visitors, staff at the Zoo have publically announced that Aysha’s health has started to deteriorate to the point where they have, together with an expert veterinary team, decided that it is time to say goodbye to her. Although Diamond passed away 5 years ago, Aysha lived to the grand age of 21 – a great age even for a tiger living in human care.

Email: [email protected]. Islanders are told that if you would like to visit her one last time then you are able to do so today (Wednesday). Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Photography credit: Chris Boyce, K1 Photography; Sienna Anderson; Andy Harper, “Aysha put the A into ‘ambassador’. Parking is charged at £3 per day. Isle of Wight Zoo is a trading name of The Wildheart Trust, registered in England and Wales. Such a beautiful animal!!! ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT ROUND-UP (12TH OCTOBER – 16TH OCTOBER 2020), MONTHLY MENTAL HEALTH SWIMS TO HELP SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, ALICANTE: THE EXPERT VIEW TO THE REAL ESTATE, TRIATHLON CLUB HOST INAUGURAL DUATHLON IN COWES. Charlotte Corney, founder of the The Wildheart Trust remembers their first meeting: “I’ll never forget the day that Aysha and her twin brother Diamond arrived. Registered Office: Isle of Wight Zoo, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB. Her friendly nature and quirky ways made her a firm favourite with visitors. Please note however that this is a privately owned car park and is not the property of the Isle of Wight Zoo. The following announcement was … If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.