Sugar on your porridge, Mr Tiger?
It’s not every day you are invited to breakfast with tigers.
Auckland Zoo is hosting a rare opportunity to start the day with a hot meal at its tiger exhibit tomorrow.
The breakfast will raise funds to help the critically endangered sumatran tiger in the wild.
Guests will be able to enjoy their meal while watching the zoo’s tigers eat theirs.
A keeper will be on hand to talk about the big cats and the event will also include a special encounter with the zoo’s cheetahs.
‘‘This is a fantastic opportunity, not only to enjoy breakfast in the unique setting of our pop-up tiger cafe, but also to help support the amazing efforts of our friends from 21st Century Tiger,’’ Auckland Zoo carnivore team leader Lauren Booth says.
The organisation reports that in the past year they have seen an increase in poaching threats to wild tigers from organised poaching and wildlife trade syndicates.
‘‘This makes supporting
their monitoring of tiger habitat, dismantling of snares, their intelligence and prosecution work, and responding to wildlife emergencies more vital than ever,’’ Booth says.
Kick start: Auckland Zoo invites the public to a special
breakfast with its tigers.