THE WORLD’S largest cat was celebrated at Tayto Park last week for International Tiger Day.
Gara and Kahn are the two resident Amur tigers in Tayto Park.
Amur tigers are listed with the International Union for Conservation of Nature as Endangered with just over 500 individuals remaining in the wild.
The striking pair arrived in 2013 and have captured the hearts of Tayto Park visitors as well as their keepers. Since their arrival, they have helped to raise over €30,000 for the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), a charity which supports tiger conservation in the wild. ALTA sends 100% of the money donated directly to field projects (no administrative costs are deducted).
To help spread the word about the conservation of this magnificent species, Tayto Park held a number of fun events last weekend including tiger enrichment workshops, talks with the Tayto Park keepers and a Tiger immersion room.