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Join Walk for Tigers fundraisers as they head from Lion Yard to Shepreth Wildlife Park

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This Sunday (August 4), put on your best tiger outfit and join the Walk for Tigers from Lion Yard to Shepreth Wildlife Park.

For Tigers helping tigers in Thailand
For Tigers helping tigers in Thailand

The starting point is Lion Yard on Sunday between 8am and 9am and participants are encouraged to dress as tigers.

Join the nine-mile walk from Cambridge city centre out to Shepreth Wildlife Park on 'Tiger Day'. Anyone who feels like dressing up and getting some exercise is welcome.

There is no joining fee, all For Tigers - the organisers - ask is that walkers raise £50 in sponsorship prior to walking.

This is a fun activity, perfect for all the family, and at the end of it are two gorgeous Sumatran tigers Ratna and Kelabu now living in Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Funds raised from this event will be buying materials to directly improve the lives of 20 tigers confiscated from Tiger Temple by the Thai Department of National Parks (DNP).

Wooden platforms, logs and sandpits will all be provided in order to improve the concrete cages these tigers live in.

Sharon from Cambourne helping tigers in Thailand (14610719)
Sharon from Cambourne helping tigers in Thailand (14610719)

For Tigers is a non-profit organisation that works to improve the welfare of captive tigers in Thailand.

This is achieved through education of both the public and venues, research and direct aid.

At present, For Tigers is working with the DNP and is providing materials and upgrades of cages and building of enclosures within DNP facilities for confiscated tigers.

Find out more at fortigers.org.

Sunday is Tiger Day at Shepreth Wildlife Park, held originally to mark the birthday of its tiger Amba, who has since died.

Activities will include a magic show at 12.30pm and animal encounters, where visitors get to meet and greet resident animals, as well as auctions, drama with the Young Actors Company and a competition to win a chance to enter the tiger enclosure and hide, where the wildlife park's two Sumatran tigers, Kelabu and Ratna, live.

There will also be an expert panel of speakers including entomologist Dr Greg Dickens, wildlife photographer Tal Chohan and WildCats Conservation Alliance’s Esther Conwa.

At 3pm, Amba’s memorial cake will be revealed.

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