Tigers in the neighbourhood

Tigers have come to St Pancras!

The tigers is the largest cat species, reaching up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in length and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb).  This magnificent animal is endangered: in the past 100 years, wild tiger numbers have plummeted by around 95%, to as few as 3,500.  If we want to see them somewhere other than in zoos, we need to act now.

The Born Free organisation is raising awareness, and funds, with Tiger Tracks, a series of events and installations in St Pancras Station in London, from 1 to 21 March 2013.

I tracked some of these down with my iPhone:

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To find details of the Tiger Track events press here.

If you are in London and would like to see some real tigers, albeit not in the wild, head to London Zoo, but not until 22 March.  They are building a huge new enclosure for their two Sumatran tigers, and it opens on 22 March.  I am not a huge fan of zoos because the enclosures are often not big enough or stimulating enough for their residents.  But ZSL have made a massive effort with this enclosure, providing stimulation and space and mimicking their home habitat as far as possible.

This is posted in response to the WordPress Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood

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