SHOW RUNTIME10 x 24'
SHOW RUNTIME10 x 24'

Extreme Animal Transport – Circus Tigers

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

The prestigious Wonderland Circus has become the second Spanish circus to voluntarily end its show with wild animals. Seven tigers have been donated to animal rights organisation Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP). It’s the largest rescue of big cats in Spain to date. The tigers are first transported temporarily to AAP’s specialized rescue centre, Primadomus in Spain for their rehabilitation process. Here they are trained to enter their crate voluntarily so as to avoid sedation for the long journey to the Isle of Wight in the UK. The team are well prepared. With no hotel equipped to accommodate five adult tigers, they must make the 30-hour road trip nonstop! The transport crosses cinematic landscapes, through the northern Spanish countryside, across the French border, through the Pyrenees and across the iconic Millau Viaduct, the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world that crosses over the Tarn River in the South of France. It’s an epic journey with traffic delays on the outskirts of Paris and a rush to make their Eurotunnel booking before the final ferry ride to the Isle of Wight. Not a journey normally undertaken with five hungry adult tigers!