Taking place on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May, the Tiger Parade is completely free to join and provides participants with full free access to Knowsley Safari for the day.
The Tiger Parade is being organised to raise awareness of the plight facing the endangered Amur Tiger. There are just 500 of the big cats living wild in the Russian Far East and Knowsley Safari is working with the WildCats Conservation Alliance to stabilise and increase the Amur Tiger population.
The Parade of ‘big cat kids’ and ‘Amur adults’ will march through Knowsley Safari’s foot safari and marks the first anniversary since its two Amur Tiger sisters, Sinda and Bira, moved into their Russian-inspired Tiger Trail habitat. The 10,000 metre squared natural terrain provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see and learn about the tigers close-up.
Bridget Johnson, Research and Conservation Officer at Knowsley Safari, comments: “It’s been an incredible 12 months for the Tiger Trail. As well as educating hundreds of thousands of visitors, it is supporting WildCats Conservation Alliance projects, which protect the survival of these endangered big cats.
“The Tiger Parade is a celebration of these projects and helps involve people in saving the Amur Tiger for future generations. Along with the Parade, our team will be running optional sessions to help visitors learn more about the Amur Tiger and our conservation efforts.”
To take part in the Tiger Parade, people are being asked to look their tiger-best by wearing either a full-on ‘roaring-to-go’ tiger fancy dress costume, accessories such as tiger masks, ears and tails, or a tiger-inspired mix of orange, black and white clothes.
Interested applicants need to register via Knowsley Safari’s website by Wednesday 15th May, with successful participants being notified by email of their place in the Parade. They’ll then be provided with a voucher that entitles them to join the Tiger Parade and full free access to Knowsley Safari on Saturday 25th May.
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