Mumby told the Lincolnshire Echo after the announcement of the tiger's death that he remembered when Tango first arrived at the wildlife park back in 2014. At first, according to Mumby, Tango didn't know what grass was and didn't like to be in the outdoor area of his enclosure. Soon, however, Tango grew used to his new environment and enjoyed spending his time chasing butterflies and taking dips in his pond.
"We've been quite touched with the responses people have written and the photos everybody has put on Facebook. It's been quite amazing," Mumby told the local news outlet "... Everybody is going to miss him as much as we do."
Tango's partner was also notably among the grieving.