RZSS Edinburgh Zoo treated their tigers to spectacular globe-shaped enrichment as part of the zoo’s World Tiger Day celebrations this week.
World Tiger Day is held globally on the 29th July to help highlight the plight of tigers in the wild and raises awareness of the vital conservation work being carried out to save them. The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and it is believed that there are now less than 4000 tigers left in the world.
Edinburgh Zoo’s most recent enclosure, Tiger Tracks, is home to two Sumatran tigers, which are classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of all tiger subspecies, with its stripes narrower than those of other tigers.
It is estimated that fewer than 400 of these majestic tigers are left in the wild. Increased deforestation and poaching has led to their significant decline and, without help, the Sumatran tiger faces the very real threat of extinction.
You can now watch the Sumatran tigers live from Tiger Tracks at Edinburgh Zoo on the tiger cam here
For more information on visiting Edinburgh Zoo go to www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
Until 31 August, adults can visit Edinburgh Zoo for child prices (one adult for every full paying child) by saying “big kids” at the admissions desk.