A tiger which featured in Esso adverts during the 1990s has died aged 22.

Tango was made famous when he was one of seven tigers who featured in Esso’s ‘put a tiger in your tank’ TV adverts.

Since 2014 he has been living at Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire where he passed away on Saturday.

Neil Mumby, owner and founder of Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire, said: “He (Tango) was just old. We had a meeting with the head keeper, the vet and myself and we decided that his quality of life had deteriorated and we had to have him unfortunately put to sleep on Saturday morning.

“He had got to the stage where his arthritis meant he couldn’t walk and he couldn’t move about.’

He added: “He was rescued from a European circus and he has been with us for two and a half years and we have been really happy and pleased that over that time he has had a good, happy, and peaceful retirement.”