The West Midland Safari Park has submitted plans for the development of new luxury overnight accommodation for guests with Sumatran tigers.

Plans have been submitted to Wyre Forest District Council for the second phase of the park’s Safari Lodge accommodation development.

The two new lodges will be located inside the Safari Lodges accommodation site, which is built to enable guests to get up close to red panda, elephants and cheetah, while enjoying panoramic views of the park’s unique wildlife.

The accommodation will be single storey and will be integrated into the recently built tiger habitat. The lodges will sleep up to four people and feature open-plan living space and views of the tiger habitat through floor to ceiling windows.

Hot tubs will be available for guests on private verandas, which will boast slatted roofs that can be opened or closed.

Chris Kelly, managing director of the West Midlands Safari Park 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,” Kelly added.