Auckland Zoo – Back of House Tiger Habitat

Rotating Doors Tiger Bridge Auckland Zoo photo Credit Sali Tiger -Bridge_2022_01_resized
Image credit: Auckland Zoo

About the project


SRS was subcontracted by NZ Strong to undertake the design and build contract for the back-of-house (inside) quarters for the Zoo’s Sumatran tigers. Following the provision of the PS1, SRS completed the manufacture and installation of the highly engineered steel framing of wall panels and doors, with louvre covers, light covers, heater covers, feeder drums and complex cable-actuated door system, providing the tigers and carnivore keepers with MPI approved, world-class tiger facilities here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. SRS is proud to have contributed to creating this habitat for the Sumatran tigers – which are part of a zoo’s international breeding and advocacy programme for these Critically Endangered big cats. Sali (pictured) was welcomed in April ‘22 and two young Sumatran tigers from zoos in the United States have just arrived!

Fabrication Details

Rigid woven 49.6mm aperture steel mesh 6.3mm wire

Mild Steel – Multiple sizes of Unequal Angle, Equal Angle, RHS (rectangular hollow section), PFC (parallel formed channel).

Galvanized to NZS4680 Standards – Air Dried.

Rigging Details

Ronstan S19 I-Beam cars and tracks – Black

Duration: May 2021 – March 2022
Main Contractor: NZ Strong Group
Principal: Auckland Zoo – Tataki Auckland Unlimited

To find out more about Auckland Zoo, please visit our Auckland Zoo Project Overview page where you will find information about other related projects at Auckland Zoo.