IN CONSERVATION ON 25TH JUL 2021

International Tiger Day at Fota Wildlife 2021

International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29th as a way to raise awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat.

This year Fota Wildlife Park is hosting a fun Tiger Trail around the Wildlife Park – (if you are finished your trail and want to fill out the online form here).

Close up of a Sumatran Tiger at Fota

How to take part in Fun Tiger trail throughout the Park!

  • Scan the QR code when you find them!
  • Watch the ranger video and learn the answers to the questions.
  • At the end of the trail you can enter your answers here on the blog to be in with a chance to win some tiger goodies for our Fota Gift Shop and a family Day ticket for 2 Adults and 2 Children.

tiger teddy with tiger themed hand sanitiser holder and fota wildlife park ticket

FROM 24th July to 31st July all funds donated on our website will be donated to Wild Cat Conservation Alliance
Keep up with our social media for the latest on our tigers and the conservation work we do here at Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park participates in the European Endangered Species Programme for Sumatran tigers and so far two tiger cubs have been born at Fota Wildlife Park. A female cub, Dharma was born in May 2017 to mother Dourga and father Denar – she now lives in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. Dash, a male cub, was born in June 2019 was born to the same breeding pair and still resides at Fota Wildlife Park.

To date, Fota Wildlife Park has raised €47,500 for wild tiger conservation, donated to the WildCats Conservation Alliance, (formally 21st Century Tiger). The monies donated by Fota Wildlife Park are used to fund projects in Kerinci Seblat National Park, in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Kerinci Seblat National Park is one of the most important sites for tiger conservation on Sumatra, which is home to the Sumatran Tiger.

If you are not visiting the park this week be sure to download our Learn from Home workbook on Sumatran Tigers to join in!

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