International Tiger Day was a roaring success! Thousands of guests came out to the Zoo on Tuesday, July 29, and those who visited Cat Canyon joined us in honoring our Malayan tiger brothers, Taj and Who-Dey, and their counterparts in the wild.
From 10:00 to 3:00, Zoo staff and volunteers were on hand to talk to guests about tigers and conservation. (Photo: Crissi Lanier)
Guests could compare a cast of a tiger’s paw to their own hand and check out a cardboard “deer” that will soon become a toy for the tigers. (Photo: Shasta Bray)
Here I am showing a young guest one of the tigers’ favorite enrichment toys – a huge hard plastic ball. (Photo: Crissi Lanier)
We painted tiger whiskers on hundreds of guests… (Photo: Crissi Lanier)
and asked them to give us their best tiger roar! (Photo: Crissi Lanier)
Even Taj and Who-Dey showed up to show off their stripes. (Photo: Crissi Lanier)
Check out more fantastic Tiger Day photos on our Flickr site! Our own Pat Story created a fun video of the event. And Channel 9 featured it on their news as well.
Thanks for coming out and making our first International Tiger Day event a blast and be sure to add July 29 to your calendar for next year!