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International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day dedicated to it.  This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive.

Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Have a go at crafting some cute tiger pom poms – here
  • Explore big cats in all their glory with our Crazy Cats activity – here
  • Try out our quiz testing you on the marvellous Animal Kingdom – here
  • Make the perfect tiger bookmarks that are fun and functional – here
  • And for a few more animal activity ideas, check out our Animal Kingdom activity – here