Hatch the tiger was born in 2003 in a Rivera circus from which he was rescued in 2006 and transferred to the Villa Dolores zoo.
The IM reported that “since his arrival, a large place was conditioned, in the open air, with vegetation, trees and a lake, to enrich its environment, improving and benefiting its development.”
The Municipality assures that Hatch “received from the first moment the necessary attention from the workers of Villa Dolores.”
During his later years Hatch had to receive medication and special care due to his kidney problems.
Hatch’s age at death falls within the average lifespan of a tiger in captivity, which is 26 years. In freedom this average drops drastically to an average of 8 to 10 years.