The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo debuted Rosebrough Tiger Passage on Friday, welcoming their two Siberian tigers – Klechka and Dasha – into their new home! Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Rosebrough family, donors for whom the exhibit is named, visitors poured in to view the amazing new space that is five times the size of the former tiger exhibit. Following the amazing design from Van Auken Akins Architecture, Panzica Construction completed the Tiger Passage which includes four interconnected habitats where the tigers can roam. Climbing poles, meadows, a stream and soaking pools are all part of the new environment. Designed to give zoo-goers an immersive forest experience, two of the habitat connection trails allow the tigers to pass right over the heads of visitors below!


Walt and Carol Rosebrough cut the ribbon to open Tiger Passage.


Mark and Tony Panzica flank Jill Akins, of VAA Architects


Visitors entering the new exhibit under one of the two overhead trails


Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman and Panzica Vice President Mark Panzica with first visitors in Tiger Passage


Zoo-goers awaiting the tigers


An amazing new habitat for the tigers and the zoo!