Sugar on your por­ridge, Mr Tiger?

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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