Global Tiger Day 2015

29 July 2015

Earning our stripes for tigers.

Global Tiger Day Press Release On the 29th of July each year, members of the zoo community unite to raise funds and awareness for the tigers of the world on Global Tiger Day. This year Blair Drummond Safari Park treated its visitors to a fun-filled weekend to celebrate all things tiger. As part of a good-humoured campaign, tiger keepers Craig, Sandra and Sam worked the entire weekend in their tiger onesies along with the education team.

Over the course of the weekend guests also experienced tiger training sessions, educational talks, free face-painting and a number of animal artefacts to get hands on with. But the star prize was an opportunity for two lucky families to tour the tiger enclosure, assist the keepers in setting up for the 2pm talk and see the tigers up close in their house. Blair Drummond Safari Park is home to a male and female pair of Amur tigers whose natural range includes Far East Russia. There are only approximately 400 Amur tigers left in the wild; Ghengis and Bella are the Safari Park’s ambassadors for conservation of this species.

 

This weekend visitors raised £692.55 for tiger conservation which will go to 21st Century Tiger who run projects including anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection and education programmes. Blair Drummond’s tiger keepers would like to thank the generosity of their visitors and hope that the money will go a long way to safeguarding the future of the world’s remaining wild tigers.