Some of Siegfried and Roy’s Big Cats Are Now Living in North Texas
For decades, Siegfried and Roy were mainstays on the Las Vegas strip. Sadly the two have passed away and now some of their big cats are just a few hours away.
Remember Siegfried and Roy?
It's crazy that it has been 20 years since the attack on stage that ended the Las Vegas stage show. From 1978 to 2003, the Siegfried and Roy show dazzled crowds in Las Vegas. The show moved to different casinos throughout the years, but the big cats were always a part of the show. Sadly, Roy was attacked by a tiger in October of 2003 and the show was put on hiatus for years. In February of 2009, the duo played their final show ever.
Siegfried and Roy's Passing
Sadly the two two legendary entertainers are no longer with us. Siegfried Fischbacher passed away in 2021 due to pancreatic cancer. Roy Horn passed away in 2020 due to complications with Covid-19. The two's estate just sold in Las Vegas this past week and you can check it out here.
What Happened to the Animals?
After the show was put on hiatus. The Secret Garden still housed the animals at the Mirage Casino. Instead of having the big cats perform in a show. Visitors could now just see the animals in sort of a zoo like setting. Sadly, The Mirage closed down the Secret Garden and now these animals are being moved all over the country.
Five of Siegfried and Roy's Big Cats Are Now in Wylie, Texas
Looks like In Sync Exotics in Wylie, Texas has agreed to take in five of the animals from The Secret Garden. Two 9-year-old white lions Madiba and Timba-Masai, a 14-year-old black leopard Shadow and 19-year-old spotted leopards Neruda and Ibasa are all at their new home. When folks think of the Siegfried and Roy show, the white tigers jump into a lot of folks minds and two of them are just a few hours way.
Can You Visit the Animals Here?
Yes, In Sync Exotics is open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays. The rest of week is available by appointment only. So if you never made your way to Las Vegas to see the Secret Garden, a small portion of it is right here in North Texas.