In the Wild:

Tigers are solitary, with cubs leaving their mothers territory after 2/3 years. They are most active at night, prefering to hunt in dense vegetation and along routes where they can move quietly and ambush their prey. Tigers have the ability to leap 8 - 10 meters, they are excellent swimmers, spending their time bathing in water sources during the midday heat.

Conservation Status:

100 years ago there were 100,000 tigers divided into 9 sub-species. Indian, Indo-chinese, Malayan, Sumatran & Amur are still alive today, however the Balinese, Javan, S. Chinese & Caspian are now extinct, with the remaining sub-species now critically endangered.

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Quick Facts

  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years
  • Distribution: Asia

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

  • Many thanks to ALL, Owain absolutely loved his Experience Keeper Day,  fact that much he wants to do  it again next birthday also,

    So Many Thanks Again to all.

  • First Arlesey scout group was very fortunate to have Pete and Lainie from Shepreth Wildlife Park organise an outreach session for the beaver group as part of their animal friend badge. Pete and Lainie’s enthusiasm for nature and child centered approach along with their amazing animals kept a group of 30+, 6-10 years old, engaged for a whole hour. We would be more than delighted to have Pete and Lainie come back and teach our group in the near future and will arrange another trip to Shepreth. I would recommend this type of session to any scout group that wishes to incorporate some wildlife into their programme.

  • The children enjoyed and appreciated all you and your colleagues did – they gave us a lot of helpful and constructive information. Your classroom is looking great – you have created such a lovely inviting place for the children. I filled in a visitors questionnaire today because it was so nice to visit again. Shepreth is a lovely place to be, without trying to sell itself or have that ‘glossy commercial’ look that so many attractions have these days. Its just a very genuine place quietly getting on with lots of good work and, I am sure, creating a very loyal following among all who encounter it – in short, a rare treasure!

  • The education team are truly inspirational and clearly love the job they do. The children and adults all had a great time and will have many memories of the animals they had a chance to meet and handle. Thank you so much for taking the time to incorporate polar bear into your session as this helped to make it a more purposeful session for the children. Seeing their faces when they saw the pictures from our story on your board was priceless! The children loved seeing all the animals around the park and I wish you had been there to see them ask ALL the animals “Do you want to be friends with Polar Bear” and when the animals ran off the children said ” We will take that as a no then”. We look forward to coming back in the future.

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