Tiger cubs now on view to the public
Two rare and critically endangered Amur tiger cubs, recently born at Woburn Safari Park, have been busy exploring their new home where they are now on view to the public for the first time.
The playful cubs are now five months old and from Saturday 13th February, will be out daily exploring their nine-acre enclosure with their mother, Minerva.
Born in September last year, the siblings have lived together under the watchful eye of their mother, in the purpose-built tiger house, away from public view. Here, the adorable duo spent autumn and Christmas learning to play, pounce, sharpen their claws, feed on meat and cause plenty of mischief!
These tigers are among the largest and rarest cats in the world, and the new cubs signify an important achievement not just for the Park, but for the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme of this threatened species.
Many people aren’t aware just how few Siberian tigers are left in the world – with only around 326 Siberian tigers in captivity across Europe and Russia, and only approximately 520 in the wild! Sadly there has been drastic reductions in numbers of all tiger sub-species due to poaching (their fur and body parts used in traditional Chinese medicine) and from loss of habitat.
You can help protect this species from extinction!
This year the team at Woburn Safari Park will be fundraising for the Siberian tiger, with a charity weekend to raise money for the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance – a charity working on vital conservation projects in the tigers’ wild habitat in the Amur region of Siberia.
Make sure you come along to join in the fundraising on 30th and 31st of July 2016. More details will be announced shortly.