Global Tiger Day report

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Global Tiger Day report

Tiger Day 2015 was bigger and better than previous years. Even more zoos joined the fun, and we’ve seen some brilliant fundraising ideas from all involved!

We’ve pulled together a little list of some of the zoos who held events this year, not all fundraising figures are known yet!

We’d like to thank all the keepers, education departments, managers, volunteers – everyone who pulled together to make Global Tiger Day 2015 extra special.

Banham Zoo: Tiger ‘Investigation Station’ and face painting outside the tiger enclosure

Blair Drummond: Tiger keepers worked the entire weekend in their onesies, 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. The event raised £692

Blackpool Zoo: An evening event with amazing raffle prizes, art and photography stalls, tombola, conservation table, special keeper talks. The event raised £2,114

Dartmoor Zoological Park: Brilliant raffle prizes, face painting and extra tiger talks

Drayton Manor Zoo: Education table, treat to buy and games to plays

Dreamworld: Global Tiger Day announcement of the birth of a male tiger cub, with celebrations including a conservation table selling special balloons for the tigers to pop on Tiger Island and  Adopt-a-Tiger packs.

Dudley Zoo: Education Department conservation table, face painting and raffle.

FOTA Wildlife Park: Fabulous raffle and competitions, face painting and arts and crafts and badge making.

Hamerton Zoo Park   Cake stall, keeper talks, a raffle and our popular ‘meat the tiger’ – purchase a piece of meat for £10 and feed the tigers. The event raised £1,165

The Killman Zoo: Face painting photos raffles and games

Orana Wildlife Park: Auctioned off a ‘tea with the tigers’ event to raise funds. More than £1,000 raised so far

Paignton Zoo:  Tiger mask making, games and keeper talks

Parco Punta Verde: Tiger talks

Shepreth Wildlife Park :Celebrated Amber’s 17th Birthday with a special tiger cake, visitors from Cambridge United FC, stalls, face painting and lots of other activities.

Woodside Wildlife Park: The photographer Barbara Meyer, sold her badges, photographs and accessories and a Park volunteer painted faces. They raised £562

ZSL London Zoo, 21st Century Tiger and ZSL Arts: Conservation table talking to visitors about illegal wildlife trade and gave out children’s art activities.