Animal Diaries Archive
Conditioning the Cubs
29 February 2008As you might already know, the tigers here at Australia Zoo are ambassadors for tigers in the wild. They raise awareness, as well as much needed resources to help protect the habitat of wild tigers and to stop them being hunted and poached.
Education about tigers and their current situation is very important. At Australia Zoo, we provide our visitors with information boards and visual displays explaining what is happening to wild tigers and what can be done to ensure their survival for years to come. The handlers also interact with the tigers, showing visitors their natural behaviours.
To generate funds for tiger conservation, we sell merchandise from our 'Tiger Cart'. 100% of the money from sales goes directly to international tiger conservation programs.
Australia Zoo also offers daily tiger walks. These are an awesome opportunity for visitors to meet one of our tigers. We are currently in the process of conditioning our Bengal Tiger cubs to meet people for walks. These little guys are growing up to be great ambassadors for tigers in the wild!
Our Amazing Bengal Tigers
Tiger fur is usually coloured with orange stripes on a black base with a white underbelly. White tigers are rare with dark pink noses and blue eyes. Stripele ...more
On display at the Tiger Temple