WEST Midland Safari Park has submitted plans for new luxury lodges offering overnight stays with Sumatran tigers.

The Bewdley attraction has submitted further proposals to Wyre Forest District Council for its second phase of Safari Lodges accommodation development.

If planning approval is granted, the two new lodges will sit inside the park’s Safari Lodges accommodation site, which currently includes elephant, cheetah and red panda stays.

The single-story accommodation will be authentically integrated into the newly built tiger habitat, giving guests an "immersive overnight wildlife encounter".

Sleeping up to four people, the tiger lodges will feature open plan living and luxury interiors, with views from every room into the new tiger habitat through floor to ceiling windows. The new designs also feature sunken hot tubs on private verandas.

Alongside the introduction of the two new lodge stays, the park also plans to upgrade animal facilities.

This includes a new state-of-the art tiger house and outdoor habitat.

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Managing director for the park, Chris Kelly said: “Our tiger lodges are a hugely exciting project for us to be embarking on and we’re looking forward to seeing guests’ reaction to these stunning new designs.

“The vital revenue that our Safari Lodges generate will be redirected to support and upgrade our animal facilities, and we are thrilled that our Sumatran tigers will be moving to such a state-of-the-art habitat.

“As well as creating a unique overnight experience for our guests, we are dedicated to giving our wildlife the highest standard of care; and our Safari Lodges are a further example of our commitment to building a lasting legacy for our animals, our guests and the Park.”

This new submission comes just three weeks after the park shared plans for giraffe and white rhino lodges, for which building works are due to commence in September 2021.

Works are hoped to begin in October 2021.